Democratic digital consultants aren’t waiting for the party to do an official post-mortem on 2016. The debate over the future of their side’s campaign strategy is raging through the festive season.
The election is over; it is now time for some self-evaluation here at The Midnight Sun. We pride ourselves on calling it like it is, whether that supports the positions of those on the Left or those on the Right, no matter who it ticks off, we try to stay above the fray. (Even though it tends to tick off a lot of people)
In order to fully embody that spirit, we have to call it like it is on our own prognostications and assumptions going into the election. Thatâ€™s what this article is about. What did we get right and what did we get wrong.
There is still plenty of analysis to do on what happened in this election cycle, both in Alaska and nationwide. In fact, in Alaska, absentee…
This is a rarity, normally when we score political attacks, one side is clearly the attacker and one side clearly the target. In this case, we have more of an exchange of fire as the Alaska Republican Party and Libertarian candidate for US Senate, Joe Miller traded similar â€œfinancial irregularityâ€ charges against one another. Deciding who actually came out the winner might be more complicated to sort out.
A fair warning, we are about to examine some really, really early absentee ballot return numbers in Alaska. Political analysts on both sides of the aisle have warned us about taking too much from them and so we pass that caution on to you. However, if you are like us, you just need to know what those numbers say anyway, right?