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.
Alyse Galvin may very well prove her voter registration should be on the general election ballot but because the state hid the change until the last possible minute, it may not.
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.
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.
Good news for Galvin, who’s got a slight edge according to the publicly available polling.
Every statewide Republican on the ballot is underwater with their approval rating, but it’s looking really bad for the one Republican not on the ballot this year.
Among the contributions on the day he dismissed concerns about the “beer virus” as overblown media hype, he also received a $2,500 contribution from a nursing PAC.
The difference is particularly stark when you factor in political action committee contributions.
2020 is right around the corner.