It turns out the more Alaskans hear about a constitutional convention, the less likely they’ll be to support one.
Following the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, Dunleavy announced that if re-elected he would put forward a constitutional amendment to the Legislature. That measure would likely run into a dead end, making a convention a clearer path to the change.
One proposal is rife with animosity towards the federal government, the judicial system, public education, public employees and Alaska Native corporations.
To date, less than $1 million has been raised on both sides of the question.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy is a notable exception among Republicans, saying in an interview earlier this month that he will not advise Alaskans to vote for or against the convention. Despite that stance, Dunleavy voiced many of the talking points espoused by the new vote-yes group.
Critics estimate the convention would cost between $17 million and $20 million.