The complaint was filed on Monday by the campaign of Anchorage mayoral candidate Forrest Dunbar campaign, alleging violations that fall into six broad categories totaling more than $170,000.
Anchorage election workers added another 10,000 ballots to the tally on Thursday, narrowing the lead that progressive candidates have held since election night. With 51,181…
The immediate impact of the lawsuit means actions taken by the appointees during the window cannot be invalidated on the grounds that the appointments were unconstitutional.
Anchorage election workers have added more than 31,000 ballots to the tally today, bringing the total votes counted to 41,826 or about 72% of the ballots that officials had in hand on Tuesday night.
The results could, obviously, shift as more ballots are counted but it’s an early sign that recent gains for Anchorage progressives—reflected both on the Anchorage Assembly and in legislative representation—aren’t going anywhere soon.
As it currently stands the state could miss out about a third of the federal funds, a combined $129.5 million, because of the cuts to the University of Alaska.