The news that Joe Biden had won the presidential election broke in Alaska early on Saturday morning.
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan was leading challenger Al Gross by some 30 percentage points as Election Day came to a close.
But, these are preliminary results, and, as Alaska is the last state in the country to begin to count absentee ballots, the outcome of close races won’t be known for at least a week after Election Day.
U.S. House candidate Alyse Galvin has more money and experience than she did two years ago, but now she has to campaign during a pandemic.
Alaska’s plan emphasizes the state’s unique geography and infrastructure, with 80% of its communities off the road system.
In the leisure and hospitality industry, there were about 13,000 fewer jobs this September than at the same time last year.
President Donald Trump’s flagging poll numbers are helping to bring a number of previously safe Republican U.S. Senate seats into play across the country — including in Alaska.
The president said he is “feeling great” and plans to move forward with the second presidential debate slated for Oct. 15 in Miami.
The president’s tweets came on a day when Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell urged more stimulus to help the economy recover from the recession caused by the pandemic.
A nationwide survey in late July found Republicans were much less likely to view COVID-19 as a serious public health threat.