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Sen. Tom Cotton’s grip on election ‘rigging’ backfired spectacularly

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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) discovered himself trend on Twitter for all of the unsuitable causes Wednesday evening after complaining in regards to the outcomes of a particular election hundreds of miles from residence.

Ranked-choice voting was accepted by Alaska voters in 2020. In a ranked-choice election, voters rank their candidates. If no candidate wins a majority of first-place votes—as occurred on this case—the last-place candidate is eradicated and their votes go to every voter’s second selection.

Peltola received a plurality within the first spherical, then a transparent majority within the second after ranked-choice tabulation.

Together with calling it a “rip-off”, Cotton stated:

Cotton’s critics have been fast to level out that 60 % of Alaska voters could have elected a Republican, however they didn’t elect the identical Republican. And plenty of have been so sad with Palin that they have been keen to simply accept a Democrat as a substitute.

His critics additionally observe one thing else about Cotton’s criticism: It might simply apply to the Electoral School system, which disenfranchises voters and in 2000 and 2016 a Republican presidential candidate obtained fewer votes than a Democratic candidate. was allowed to win regardless of doing

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