Aside from being the Democrat Senator-elect from Downtown Anchorage, Tom Begich is also well-known as Alaska’s biggest election numbers junkie. Well, it is either him or the GOP’s Randy Ruedrich. Whoever is third is a very, very distant third.
Begich’s familiarity with the mathematics of Alaska elections has been recognized by candidates, political parties, and courts as expert level, so we tapped into that expertise to evaluate some key developments from the last week.
The podcast was recorded on Saturday, so it came after the Donald Trump lewd talk scandal broke on Friday, but before the 2nd Presidential Debate on Sunday.
The impact of that scandal on Alaska elections is where we began our discussion: