He says he no longer supports a full PFD, supports reopening the discussion on oil taxes and is open to considering a broad-based tax on Alaskans. It’s a change of heart that House Speaker Bryce Edgmon surely would have appreciated instead of the never-ending tantrums thrown by Pruitt and his minority.
Disagreement and discourse about policy and political philosophy is part of a healthy democracy, but any politician willing to flagrantly take on or abandon principles in order to chase a result is simply being dishonest.
Independent voters—those who identify as undeclared or nonpartisan voters—still account for the largest group of voters with a total of 3,682 votes cast so far.
A total of 3,726 Alaskans cast votes on the first day of early in-person voting in Alaska on Monday, bringing the grand total of Alaskans who’ve already voted in this year’s general election to 46,322.
More than 3,200 people had already cast their ballots by the time this was posted.
The polling is in line with some other recent polls in Alaska, which have also shown Gross holding a slight edge on the race in its final stretch.
The race is still far, far from a lock—it was recently upgraded to “leans Republican” by the Cook Political Report—but Harstad outlines several positive points for Gross in his memo.
So simply put: You don’t need a witness signature for your by-mail absentee ballot to be counted, but you can get one of if you feel like it. Everything else still applies.
“No one has done more harm to the perception of (the Division of Elections) than the (Division of Elections) themselves this year.”
A written order on the advertisements is due by the close of business on Thursday.