- Oct 13, 2001
In the Alaska vote, voters would ideally rank the three candidates from 1st to 3rd. No candidate took a majority of first place votes - Begich took the fewest first place votes.I'll admit I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, I'd never heard of this ranked choice voting until now. Do other states do this or used to?
I'll admit I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, I'd never heard of this ranked choice voting until now. Do other states do this or used to?
The weird thing is Begich's family are powerful Democrats in the State.Begich might have won straight up...probably would have. I'm not sure Palin could beat Peltola head-to-head. So Trump/Palin and the cult cost the GOP the seat for now. I'm good with that.
Damn i hope so.Alaska’s new ranked-choice election system might have saved Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) political career. And there’s a reasonable chance it might also short-circuit Sarah Palin’s attempt to resurrect hers.
The Post’s Aaron Blake writes that the current special election results suggest that we could see a surprising upset for Democrats ahead of what was supposed to be a good 2022 midterm for Republicans — an upset that could plausibly be blamed on Palin. Per Aaron:
You can read the full analysis here.