The court seemed skeptical that it would be impossible to reprint the ballots in time but ultimately said it’s fine to proceed as-is.
Henderson noted that lack of an explanation in today’s order, saying the state “has not thus far asserted any meaningful or cogent reason for not including this information on the current general election ballot.”
Trust that our elections will be free and fair is the foundation of democracy. We’re not nearly that close to a collapse in Alaska, but it sure feels like the foundation is being chipped away.
The state has refused to waive the measure on its own.
Both faced three-way races for each party’s nomination. Galvin, who challenged Young in 2018, won 85.8% of the votes cast in the Alaska Democratic Party’s primary while Young won 76.1% of the Alaska Republican Party’s primary vote.
The Nov. 3 ballot is set.
“In a heads-up race against Senator von Imhof I feel I would have had a great chance at winning. It would have been an epic campaign. But in a three-way race the path is not there.”
A group of Anchorage Democratic legislators is asking the state to work with the municipality of Anchorage to expand the availability of ballot drop-off boxes…
The court upheld a lower court’s ruling that Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, a former oil company employee, had biased the summary of the oil tax initiative.
The hope is that candidates will have to broaden their appeal to all voters in a district instead of the relatively small group of voters that participate in primaries.