alaska elections

Election Self-Reflection

The election is over; it is now time for some self-evaluation here at The Midnight Sun. We pride ourselves on calling it like it is, whether that supports the positions of those on the Left or those on the Right, no matter who it ticks off, we try to stay above the fray. (Even though it tends to tick off a lot of people)

In order to fully embody that spirit, we have to call it like it is on our own prognostications and assumptions going into the election. That’s what this article is about. What did we get right and what did we get wrong.



Election Live – 2016 General Election

Click on this post to enter our election day liveblog. We will be updating you all day as the election unfolds. Bookmark this page, go on about your day, check in with us regularly, and get ready for all the results to roll in tonight.




Scoring The Attack: Joe Miller vs. The Republican Party

This is a rarity, normally when we score political attacks, one side is clearly the attacker and one side clearly the target. In this case, we have more of an exchange of fire as the Alaska Republican Party and Libertarian candidate for US Senate, Joe Miller traded similar “financial irregularity” charges against one another. Deciding who actually came out the winner might be more complicated to sort out.



Obsess With Us On Way-Too-Early Absentee Return Numbers In Alaska

A fair warning, we are about to examine some really, really early absentee ballot return numbers in Alaska. Political analysts on both sides of the aisle have warned us about taking too much from them and so we pass that caution on to you. However, if you are like us, you just need to know what those numbers say anyway, right?


What Local Elections Say About The November Elections

Heading into yesterday’s local elections across Alaska, the general feeling among most of the 49th state’s politicos was that we should expect a pretty low turnout in the November elections. The idea is that the massive unpopularity of both major presidential candidates, the negativity of their campaigns, and depressing state budget and economic news would lead a lot of people to just not participate in state elections.