Alaska elections officials said Monday that they’ve asked criminal investigators to examine “irregularities” with absentee ballots in a hotly contested Anchorage House district — including seven absentees requested in the names of dead people.
The results of Tuesday’s primary election included three stunning upsets that could send two of the state’s most powerful legislators packing. The state still must tally hundreds of absentee and other uncounted ballots, and aren’t expected to finish doing so until the end of the month.
The current House majority mostly is made up of Democrats, with three moderate Republicans and two independents. Tuesday night’s state legislative races yielded several surprises.
Independent candidate Alyse Galvin soundly defeated Dimitri Shein in the Democratic primary for the U.S. House seat held by Congressman Don Young,
Juneau School Board member Andi Story secured the Democratic nomination to run for the Alaska House in the Mendenhall Valley. Story will face Juneau Deputy Mayor Jerry Nankervis in the Nov. 6 general election.
Dunleavy built his reputation as a staunch conservative. But he said he has something to offer independents and Democrats.
A common image prevailed among her supporters: a mediator who can reconcile differences without compromising her progressive principles.
It would cost a lot more to pay the full amount under the formula – $840 million.
Most of Alaska’s contested primaries are among Republicans. How moderates like Louise Stutes fare could determine who sets the agenda for the next Legislature.
Anchorage entrepreneur Dimitri Shein is one of two main candidates in the Democratic primary for Alaska’s sole U.S. House seat. Shein was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to Anchorage in 1993. He was 12. The experience helps him appreciate what makes America exceptional.