The real horror in Ballot Measure 2 is the imposition of the four-way “jungle primary,” which is bad for the following reasons, among others:
- The ballot measure is being funded by almost $3 million from Houston and Denver. Why? This cannot benefit Alaskans.
- It is 25 pages, single spaced, 74 sections, with many issues. It is too complicated for a single vote.
- Candidates may state a party affiliation on the primary ballot, or provide no information. The designation of a party does not mean that the candidate is supported by that party. Misleading ballot designations, or providing no information, harms the Alaska voter.
- People organize into political parties for the purpose of electing candidates that support their beliefs. The jungle primary harms the right of political association, guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. If this ballot measure is enacted, there will probably be election lawsuits, which
Alaska does not need.
Alaska elections work and are constitutional. Please vote no on Ballot Measure 2.
Kenneth P. Jacobus
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