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Alaska turnout up slightly from last election

 


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Voter turnout in this month’s general election hit 60.7 percent, up slightly from the previous presidential election in 2012.

According to the Division of Elections, turnout in 2012 totaled 59.6 percent. Over the past 20 years, turnout in presidential election years has been as low as 59.1 percent in 1996 and as high as 66.6 percent in 2004.

With ballot counting completed, Anchorage Republican Rep. Charisse Millett held off Democratic challenger Pat Higgins, winning by 95 votes. Millett served as House majority leader during the 2015 and 2016 sessions.

Higgins told...



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