With 155,326 mail ballots returned to the state, as of the ballot statistics released Wednesday afternoon, the state has rejected 6,205 ballots from being counted.
Shocker: Alaska still has a lot of Trump supporters.
All but one of the candidates will continue onto the general election thanks to the new, top-four open primary.
As it currently stands, there are five seats that currently have no challengers: Anchorage’s House Districts 16 and 21, Bethel’s House District 38, North Slope’s House District 40 and Fairbanks’ Senate District P.
Off to the June 1 candidate filing deadline.
The Alaska Supreme Court didn’t need to hear oral arguments in the Alaska Redistricting Board’s second appearance before them to find the board “again engaged in unconstitutional political gerrymandering to increase one group’s voting power at the expense of others.”
Dahlstrom is generally viewed as one of the more competent Republican officials in Dunleavy’s orbit and should have some centrist appeal.
The 12th seat will represent the North Anchorage assembly district, which was previously the downtown Anchorage assembly district and represented by a single member.
The plan would keep Eagle River in control of two Senate districts while also lumping together several incumbents and a former Senate President together in a single senate district.
The key difference between the two is how they treat Eagle River, which will have an impact on how the deeply conservative community is represented in the Legislature.