Nice try, pollock: How Alaska’s most prolific fish almost won the state’s ranked choice mock election

For a few glory-filled hours, the humble pollock was on top of the world. Or, more accurately, the fish was the frontrunner in an online mock election for favorite Alaska seafood. The state Division of Elections established the tool to give Alaskans a chance to practice ranked choice voting before it’s deployed in real elections next year. Though pollock’s apparent triumph had Alaskans questioning the integrity of the election, its victory was short-lived. Alaska Public Media.

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