Much of Friday was taken up by whether the board treated residents of Valdez and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough fairly when it put them in the same district.
In a Republican-leaning district that supported President Trump by 14 points, voters re-elected independent Rep. Dan Ortiz by a wide margin.
Becker refused to walk back the statements condemned as offensive stereotypes of Alaska Native communities — instead, she read them aloud inside the Metlakatla Longhouse.
Problems with voting machines in Southeast mean final election results for House districts 35 and 36 won’t be known for a while. Machines in Craig, Klawock, Thorne Bay, Sitka, Kake, Haines, Hydaburg and Metlakatla experienced issues.
Sen. Mark Begich would be headed back to Washington, D.C., had the rest of the state voted like Southeast. And Bill Walker would have solidly won the governor’s race.