| Iris Samuels | Anchorage Daily News |
The Alaska commission responsible for overseeing campaign ethics is scheduled to meet later this week to consider two complaints filed against groups and individuals that have been working for months to overturn Alaska’s new voting system.
Commissioners to make a final determination
The complaints allege that those working to repeal Alaska’s ranked-choice voting and open primary system — including a church called the Ranked Choice Education Association and a nonprofit organization founded by former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka — have repeatedly violated state law by inaccurately reporting the source of their funding and failing to accurately report certain activities and spending in their quest to do away with the state’s voting system.
The staff of the Alaska Public Offices Commission has found in an independent investigation that groups advocating against ranked-choice voting and their leaders have violated state law. But it is up to the commissioners to make a final determination on whether the law was broken and the size of the fines for the possible violators.