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Sun Dec 6, 2020, 02:20 PM

Lawsuit challenges Alaska's new ranked-choice voting ballot measure

The Alaskan Independence Party, its chairman and two Anchorage residents are suing the state of Alaska to overturn Ballot Measure 2, a sweeping election reform initiative that would install ranked-choice voting in Alaska’s general elections.

Their lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims that the measure would violate the plaintiffs’ rights “to free political association, free speech, right to petition, right to due process” and other rights guaranteed by the Alaska and U.S. constitutions.

Filed against the state of Alaska and the Alaska Division of Elections, the lawsuit requests that the measure be nullified, that it not be used in future elections, and for “costs, damages, and attorney fees as may be appropriate.”

If plaintiffs win, Alaska would keep its existing elections system.

Attorney Ken Jacobus, also one of the plaintiffs, said he wrote the lawsuit broadly in hopes that other plaintiffs will join.

Read more: https://www.adn.com/politics/2020/12/01/lawsuit-challenges-alaskas-new-ranked-choice-voting-ballot-measure/
(Anchorage Daily News)

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Sun Dec 6, 2020, 02:39 PM

1. These lawsuits are getting ridiculous...seems like we can't do anything now-a-days w/o someone

getting ticked off or something. What gets me, is what about the rights of everyone else? We went to ranked choice here in STL MO City, and I'm so glad. The courts need to, when they throw these nuisance suits out, charge the plaintiffs costs, damages, fees, etc., the whole thing. What really gets me is the lawsuit claiming that their right to free political association, free speech, etc. is negatively impacted. How? How in the world how? I wish sometimes that we all could join in counter lawsuits, against such actions that are so irresponsible, so idiotic, etc.

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