Cacy finished 14 votes behind Republican Sen. Roger Holland in the three-way race and was eliminated in the first round of the ranked-choice voting tabulation.
The Senate organizes around a whopping 17-member majority with all nine Democrats and eight of the 11 Republicans.
It’s a situation that leaves no clear answer for what organization might look like, potentially setting up yet another cycle where the House starts the session without a majority and unable to conduct any meaningful business.
The special election for the U.S. House taught us to expect a little bit of everything.
What had largely been a foregone conclusion among politicos going into election day—that Republicans would win control of the House after three cycles of bipartisan majorities—no longer looks so certain.
Now, Murkowski will head into Wednesday’s ranked-choice voting tabulation with a lead and the expectation that she’ll receive a large portion of the 20% of the vote that went to Democrat Pat Chesbro.
Armstrong holds a 10-point lead over Republican Liz Vazquez, a difference of 737 votes, in the race for House District 16. Additional votes are set to be counted today.
The subpoenas seek clarity on the operations of the independent expenditure group A Stronger Alaska.
As for the legislative races, there’s been a fair bit of movement with it generally being good news for Democrats, independents and moderate Republicans.
It turns out the more Alaskans hear about a constitutional convention, the less likely they’ll be to support one.