Yet all the attention on Alaska’s unusual new system, which combines a nonpartisan primary and an RCV general election, may be masking a better reason for Republicans to consider RCV — it could improve crowded primary elections.
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“There was always the assumption that we could catch up. Now we’re learning that it’s too late.”
The mixup will nonetheless spur concerns about the way valuable political data is being shared, according to Eric Wilson, a veteran Republican digital strategist.
Republicans rage against ranked choice voting after Alaska election
With Trump being thrust back into the spotlight, of course it’s going to be good for them from a fundraising perspective.
“Political practitioners just don’t have confidence in streaming to move numbers the way they see it on broadcast and cable,” said Eric Wilson, a veteran GOP digital strategist.
Eric Wilson, the director of the Center for Campaign Innovation, a conservative nonprofit focused on digital politics, commissioned a recent survey of Republican fund-raisers and found 70 percent falling short of expectations.