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 By Yereth Rosen    News    November 30, 2022 

Republican and Democratic state senators organize in coalition

Seventeen of Alaska’s 20 state senators and senator-elects have banded together to form a bipartisan majority coalition that members promise will be moderate and consensus-focused. Gary Stevens, a Kodiak Republican and veteran lawmaker known as a m... Full story

 
 By James Brooks    News    November 30, 2022 

Just two people charged with voter fraud in Alaska's 2020 election

A woman accused of voting illegally in both Alaska and Florida during the 2020 elections will face charges in a Florida court on Dec. 8, according to online court records. When Cheryl-Ann Leslie is arraigned on felony counts of casting more than one... Full story

 
 By James Brooks    News    November 23, 2022

Dunleavy, Murkowski, Peltola headed to victory today

All three incumbents likely clinched victory in Alaska’s statewide elections when the Alaska Division of Elections updated vote count results on Friday with thousands of additional absentee, questioned and early ballots from this fall’s general... Full story

 
 By Yereth Rosen    News    November 16, 2022

Murkowski, Peltola wait for final count, but both appear headed to re-election

Alaskans may have decided to re-elect Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Mary Peltola to Congress, but the final outcome will not be known until the last ballots are tallied next week and, in one or both races, ranked-choice voting is factored into the... Full story

 

Dunleavy, Tshibaka, Palin receive most votes in Wrangell

Wrangell voters cast their ballots to re-elect Gov. Mike Dunleavy and to toss out congressional incumbents Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Mary Peltola. While a majority of Alaskans also voted for Dunleavy, though by a slightly smaller margin than in...

 
 By Iris Samuels    News    November 16, 2022

Tshibaka says election might come down to 'recounts and lawsuits'

In the days following last Tuesday’s election, U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka joined other Trump-endorsed Republican candidates around the country casting unfounded doubt on election results, despite the fact that Alaska election officials...

 

Justice Department election monitors visit Sitka as part of nationwide check

The U.S. Department of Justice dispatched officials to 64 election jurisdictions in 24 states to ensure compliance with federal voting rights laws in last week’s midterm elections — including Sitka, Bethel, Dillingham and the Kusilvak Census...

 
 By James Brooks    News    November 9, 2022

Election officials advise final vote count not until Nov. 23

Results will be slow, even in races that don’t use ranked-choice voting, Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer and Gail Fenumiai, head of the Alaska Division of Elections, said at a press conference last week. Through Sunday, just two days before the election,... Full story

 
 By Alaska Beacon    News    November 2, 2022

Pierce will stay in race for governor, despite sexual harassment lawsuit

Republican governor candidate Charlie Pierce confirmed on Oct. 26 that he will continue his campaign despite a lawsuit accusing him of sexually harassing a Kenai Peninsula Borough employee while he served as borough mayor. “We’re in this race to... Full story

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    November 2, 2022

U.S. House candidates talk in TV debate about partisanship

Alaska U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola in a televised debate Oct. 26 called partisanship a threat to the country as the Democrat sought to make the case for reelection to the seat she’s held since September against challengers including Republican Sarah...

 
 By Sean Maguire    News    November 2, 2022

State Supreme Court explains decision upholding ranked-choice voting

The Alaska Supreme Court issued a full opinion on Oct. 21, explaining why it upheld the state’s new ranked-choice voting and open-primary system as constitutional in January. The five justices issued a brief order at the time in favor of the new...

 
 By Sean Maguire    News    October 26, 2022

Mail-in ballots require a second postage stamp

Alaskans voting by mail will need to put 84 cents worth of postage on their ballot envelopes to send them back by post to the state Division of Elections. One Forever stamp is currently worth 60 cents, meaning a second stamp would be needed to mail...

 
 By Sean Maguire    News    October 12, 2022

Mat-Su bans voting machines in borough elections starting next year

In what is apparently a first for Alaska, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly passed an ordinance last week that will prohibit the use of voting tabulation machines for borough elections, starting next year. The new Mat-Su ordinance, approved...

 

Judge says Oath Keepers' member likely ineligible to serve in Legislature

An Anchorage judge said last Thursday that based on the limited evidence presented, Wasilla Republican Rep. David Eastman is likely ineligible to hold public office, but his name will stay on the general election ballot until a trial scheduled for De...

 

Supporters cheer Peltola's victory for 'opening doors' for Alaska Natives

As a young teenager growing up in Bethel, Nikki Corbett got her first paid gig from Mary Peltola. "I babysat her oldest," said Corbett, who took care of Peltola's eldest son. Corbett, who lives on...

 
 By James Brooks    News    August 31, 2022

Illegal firing lawsuit against Dunleavy will extend into 2023

A legal dispute that began when Gov. Mike Dunleavy took office in 2018 will not be resolved before this year’s gubernatorial election. Last week, a federal judge set a 2023 timeline for a trial to determine financial damages in a case involving...

 

Denying election results doesn't help the country

The 2020 presidential election is over. Multiple judges in multiple federal and state courts have ruled multiple times against frivolous claims of voter fraud, conspiracy, computer hacking and criminal intent. Courts, prosecutors, most members of...

 

Wrangell voters report few problems with first try at ranked-choice voting

Election day went smoothly in Wrangell on Aug. 16 despite the transition to ranked-choice ballots. Voters interviewed left the polling place with a largely positive impression of the new system. This was the first election in Alaska with the new...

 
 By Mark Thiessen    News    June 29, 2022

Court decides it's 3 candidates, not 4, after Gross drops out

The Alaska Supreme Court on Saturday upheld a lower court ruling that will keep Republican Tara Sweeney off the ballot for the August special election in Alaska’s U.S. House race. In a brief written order, the high court on an appeal affirmed the...

 

Elections Division rejects challenge to legislator's candidacy

JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Division of Elections has determined that Wasilla Republican state Rep. David Eastman is eligible to run for reelection. Eastman’s candidacy faced challenges over his affiliation with the far-right Oath Keepers group....

 

Advocates question high ballot rejection rate among Native voters

As election officials count votes in Alaska’s first-ever statewide election by mail, they have rejected thousands of submitted ballots, including one in six from a Western Alaska state House district, causing concern from observers who say the...

 

Complaints seek to block Wasilla Rep. Eastman from reelection ballot

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Challenges have been filed to keep Wasilla Republican state Rep. David Eastman’s name off the ballot in his reelection bid, arguing that his affiliation with the far-right Oath Keepers disqualifies him under the state...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 1, 2022

Election to fill Young's seat first chance to try new voting system

This is the first year for ranked-choice voting in Alaska, and the changeover will start next week. Voting in the primary election to choose from among 48 candidates to fill the unexpired term of the late U.S. Rep. Don Young will close June 11. The...

 

Dunleavy selects Corrections commissioner as his running mate

Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Monday that Nancy Dahlstrom will be his running mate as he seeks reelection this year. Dahlstrom, a former state legislator from Eagle River who has led the state Department of Corrections under Dunleavy,...

 

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