To opponents, the vetoes targeting of schools, the University of Alaska, child care, workforce development and seniors was evidence that not everything has changed over the last four years.
Articles by Matt Acuña Buxton
Dennis Egan served in the Alaska Legislature as Juneau’s senator for a decade, leaving a lasting impression as a gruff-but-charming fixture of the building and an icon of Alaska’s capital city.
Without anyone to split the moderate or liberal votes, Democratic candidate Mary Peltola has a pretty clear path to at least 40-45% of the vote, leaving Republicans Begich and Palin in a pinch.
Sweeney, who was the co-chair of the late U.S. Rep. Don Young’s re-election campaign, finished fifth in the June 11 special primary election with 5.92% of the vote. Following her finish, she said she was considering her next steps and had not committed to running in the general election race.
7,504 ballots were rejected in the special election with more than a third being rejected because of the state’s witness signature requirement, with rural Alaska and Anchorage seeing far higher rejection rates than other parts of the state.
With ballots expected to be finalized next week, the litigation is set for a turnaround that would make the Alaska Redistricting trial look glacial.
It was special election day for voters in Anchorage’s newly redrawn and expanded North Anchorage assembly district on Tuesday. With the early results, the mainstream…
The decision from the Division of Elections is almost certain to draw a legal challenge. Ballots are set to begin printing next week.
The big question now is just what happens to the Gross’ spot on the special election ballot. Will Tara Sweeney, who finished in fifth place, get the nod?
More ballots have been rejected this year than in the past six combined. The lowest rejection rate on record was when the courts put it on hold.