Morning Jolt: Who Really Wins Under Ranked-Choice Voting?

We’ve made it to September! On the menu today: Last night, Alaska completed its special House election under the new ranked-choice-voting rules . . . and the Democrats came out the big winner, even though their candidate finished fourth in the first round of voting; a new study reveals that the learning loss during the Covid-19 pandemic and public-school shutdown was every bit as bad as you feared; and chewing over the challenge of originality in thrillers.

A Legitimate Electoral System . . . That Doesn’t Make Sense

Last night, Democrat Mary Peltola was elected to be Alaska's lone member of the House of Representatives, beating Republican nominee and former governor Sarah Palin — even though in the first round of Alaska's ranked-choice-voting system, Peltola finished fourth, with just 10 percent of the votes compared to Palin's first-place finish of 27 ...

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Who Really Wins Under Ranked-Choice Voting?

We’ve made it to September! On the menu today: Last night, Alaska completed its special House election under the new ranked-choice-voting rules . . . and the Democrats came out the big winner, even though their candidate finished fourth in the first round of voting; a new study reveals that the learning loss during the Covid-19 pandemic and public-school shutdown was every bit as bad as you feared; and chewing over the challenge of originality in thrillers.

A Legitimate Electoral System . . . That Doesn’t Make Sense

Last night, Democrat Mary Peltola was elected to be Alaska's lone member of the House of Representatives, beating Republican nominee and former governor Sarah Palin — even though in the first round of Alaska's ranked-choice-voting system, Peltola finished fourth, with just 10 percent of the votes compared to Palin's first-place finish of 27 ...   READ MORE

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