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Sen. Tom Cotton calls ranked-choice voting ‘a scam’

After Democrat Mary Peltola defeated Sarah Palin in Alaska’s special election Wednesday, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., sought to discredit the voting system Alaskans chose to implement in their state.

Cotton tweeted that Alaska’s new ranked-choice voting system “is a scam to rig elections,” casting doubt on the outcome of the process to fill the seat of late GOP Rep. Don Young.

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