State GOP Censures Mitch McConnell
(UnitedVoice.com) – The Alaska State Republican Party issued a censure against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for breaking with his own party and supporting their candidate’s competitor. McConnell, who has spent $5 million to support incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), now has a standing demand from Republican officials to stop his shenanigans and back the proper candidate.
In Alaska’s ranked-choice voting system, general elections don’t necessarily come down to a Republican versus a Democrat. Voters select who they would like to see in office by order of preference, first, second, third, and so on. The first round could eliminate a Democratic contender, leaving two or more Republicans in the field in a battle against each other.
The @AKGOP voted to censure @LeaderMcConnell for making allegedly misleading statements about @KellyForAlaska, their favored candidate for US Senate, and for endorsing her opponent, incumbent Sen. @LisaMurkowski. https://t.co/OQXXi83GMk
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) October 25, 2022
Incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski, for example, won’t face off solely against Democrat Patricia Chesbro; she’ll also square off against two other Republicans, one of whom, Kelly Tshibaka, has the state GOP’s — and former President Donald Trump’s — endorsement. The system eliminates third and fourth-place candidates and reassigns votes by rank in the next round of counting until the victor reaches 50% plus one. Under the ranked-voting system, a unified party and solid support for a single candidate could be the difference between a big win and a disappointing loss.
McConnell sank a bunch of money from the Senate’s PAC to support Murkowski, which could make the race more difficult for Tshibaka. Ultimately, the race will likely come down to “MAGA” versus “RINO,” and McConnell showed his true colors.
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