Guest Editorial


January 18, 2024

Ranked-choice rankles the losers

Larry Persily, Wrangell Sentinel Publisher

It’s becoming an increasingly common tactic for election losers to blame anyone but themselves.

In Alaska, that means several of the recent losers and their supporters blame their defeat on ranked-choice voting, which took effect for the 2022 elections after the public voted in favor of the change in 2020.

But rather than learn from their losses and put up candidates who appeal to a broader range of voters, which is the smart way to win elections, the losers want to deny all Alaskans the ability to select from the best...

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