Just who gets the fourth-month term will come down to how many Begich voters ranked Palin second and how many skipped it altogether.
Today’s special election and the primary election put the state’s new election system to the test.
Dunleavy’s running mate Nancy Dahlstrom has refused to say whether she believes the 2020 election was “stolen.”
Sweeney finished fifth in the special primary.
A hard deadline for the investigation to be completed or released publicly has not been announced.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy is a notable exception among Republicans, saying in an interview earlier this month that he will not advise Alaskans to vote for or against the convention. Despite that stance, Dunleavy voiced many of the talking points espoused by the new vote-yes group.
There’s no immediate effect on state finances, but continued losses would reduce available cash for services and dividends.
A lot can and will change over the next three months—and it’s entirely possible that a single fundraiser will close some of these gaps—but it’s a good look at the state of the race for the Alaska Legislature, which will go a long way to determining what kind of policies we see take shape in Alaska over the next two years on everything from the state’s budget, the dividend and abortion.
In very broad strokes, Democrats and progressive independents hold advantages in every race that’s competitive.
Critics estimate the convention would cost between $17 million and $20 million.