After a particularly uninspired showing at the oral arguments, an attempt to overturn the slate of election reforms has come up far short.
ballot measure 2
Ballot Measure 2 is aimed at empowering Alaska’s moderates and wrenching control of the state’s elections from political parties, specifically a Republican party that has placed party purity, power and Trump over everything.
The opponents won’t come running with a legislative solution if either measure is dealt a loss. Instead, we’d expect them to point to the results and claim the people have spoken.
“This scheme to deceive voters disgusts me, as It should disgust all Alaskans.”
APOC Commissioners aren’t so sure.
Overall, it shows the measure has the support of 59% of voters while 17% of voters oppose the measure and 24% are undecided.
The endorsement was celebrated by Yes on 2 for Better Elections, the group backing the measure, which released a statement praising the League of Women Voters as “the gold standard for electoral policies.”
Even the group’s original disclosure–which claimed Sturgeon, Begich and Parnell were its top backers–was wrong, the complaint charges.
The hope is that candidates will have to broaden their appeal to all voters in a district instead of the relatively small group of voters that participate in primaries.
The complaint says the Alaska Policy Forum, its director and Dunleavy’s former campaign manager have been violating Alaska campaign law for months.