The Alaska Division of Elections said that it didn’t know people were living in Mertarvik until a week before the election.
The Alaska Division of Elections said the unofficial results include all ballots, including absentees.
In all but a few races, it would take hundreds of ballots that hadn’t previously been announced to change results.
Current vote counts are unofficial, but Senate President Cathy Giessel and the five trailing House incumbents would need dramatic changes in the remaining votes to win.
Across Southcentral and Interior Alaska, challengers who generally had raised less campaign cash than the incumbents were at least holding their own.
Some of the Republican incumbents who are losing had caucused or worked closely with Democrats.
Tuesday is primary day in Alaska, but the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to drive down election day turnout. And a record number of Alaskans have requested absentee ballots. Since absentee ballot counting won’t start until a week after the primary election day, results of close races may not be known until the end of August.
Gross’s campaign has more than $5 million in funds, according to the most recent federal filings. Both of his opponents have raised no money.
For mail-in voting, applications for the primary are due Saturday, Aug. 8.