Alaskans for Honest Elections, which is battling Alaskans for Better Elections, turned in petitions to the Division of Elections today with about 42,000 signatures of Alaskans from every House district in the state. The group said it beat the deadline to turn in the petitions by a month.
The Division of Elections must now go through all of the signatures to ensure they are valid, registered voters in Alaska, and that their names correspond to the district they said they live in.
Alaskans for Honest Elections says it has 150% of the signatures needed to appear on a statewide ballot. Whether the repeal of ranked-choice voting will be on the primary or general election ballot depends on when the Alaska Legislature adjourns this year.
“We did the impossible, with 700 volunteers. We led the drive to get the required signatures. We did this for fractions of what they did. They hired an out of state firm and flew professional signature gatherers from all over the country to Alaska to get their signatures We used Alaskans, led by Alaskans. The Pro-RCV group is taking money from the 1630 Fund which is directly linked to Arabella Advisors. Even the New York Times labels them as “Dark Money” Let’s beat them in 2024, make sure to tell everyone to show up and vote in 2024,” Alaskans for Honest Elections said in a statement.
They’ll be up against massive amounts of Outside money. Alaska’s ranked-choice voting system, first used in 2022, is the darling of Democrats nationwide, bought and paid for by groups such as the Sixteen-Thirty Fund, and they will be loathe to allow it to be repealed in Alaska just as they are trying to spread it to other states, with Alaska as the poster child for its alleged merits.