Alaska Republicans Endorse Instant Runoff Voting Ballot Measure
Whereas, the Republican Party of Alaska believes in and supports the principles of Democracy, Fairness and Majority Rule, and
Whereas, Alaskan voters should be able to vote their conscience without fear of wasting their vote or helping elect candidates they least prefer, and
Whereas, Instant Runoff Voting eliminates majority voters splitting their votes among similar candidates allowing a candidate with only minority appeal to win, and
Whereas, Instant Runoff Voting eliminates spoilers, those candidates with little change of winning who can knock off more representative candidates, and
Whereas, Instant Runoff Voting insures majority rule without having the expense of a runoff election
Now therefore be it resolved that the Republican Party of Alaska fully supports the Instant Runoff Voting initiative proposition appearing on the August, 2002 Primary Election Ballot.
Adopted by the Republican Party of Alaska in State Convention on May 18, 2002