Alaska judge upholds as valid new elections process

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge has upheld as valid a new voting process set to be in effect for next year’s elections in Alaska.

    Voters in November approved a system that would end party primaries and institute ranked-choice voting for general elections.

    The top four voter-getters in primary races, regardless of party, advance to the general.

    Attorney Kenneth P. Jacobus was among the plaintiffs and argued the case on their behalf.

    He told the Anchorage Daily News he needed to talk with the other plaintiffs before deciding whether to appeal.

    An attorney for the group behind the initiative praised the judge's decision.

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