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2018 GENERAL ELECTION LIVE BLOG:

10:51 p.m.

As results come in, Dunleavy leading Begich in race for Alaska Governor (by Andrew Kitchenman)

Republican Mike Dunleavy is off to a promising start with 59 percent of precincts reporting. He leads Democrat Mark Begich by a 9-point margin, leading 52 percent to 43 percent.

10:36 p.m.

‘No’ votes on salmon ballot initiative leading by sizable margin (by Elizabeth Harball)

“No” voters are leading by a wide margin. Ballot Measure 1 is down 63 percent to 37 percent. If approved, the ballot initiative would add new protections for Alaska’s salmon habitat.

10:13 p.m.

Young leading Galvin as initial votes trickle in (by Liz Ruskin)

With the first ballots counted, Alaska’s lone member of the U.S. House Representatives, Don Young, is leading first-time candidate Alyse Galvin.

9:51 p.m.

9:43 p.m.

Even after suspending his campaign, Gov. Bill Walker still has gotten 2,328 votes as initial results come in. That’s more than Libertarian candidate Billy Toien.

9:37 p.m.

In the three-way race for House District 22. Independent incumbent Jason Grenn is trailing Republican Sara Rasmussen by 65 votes. Democratic candidate Dustin Darden (who has run as a Republican in the past) has 176 votes.

Currently the closest race (percentage-wise) in Anchorage is between incumbent Mia Costello and Sam Cason for Senate seat K. 50 percent to 48 for Costello.

9:31 p.m.

9:26 p.m.

The lone ballot initiative, dealing with salmon habitat protections, is currently on the losing end. Sixty percent of votes have said no with 37% voting yes.

9:23 p.m.

The first results are coming in. In the race for governor, Mike Dunleavy is holding a 51% lead to Mark Begich’s 42%. Incumbent U.S. Representative Don Young is holding a lead over his opponent, Alyse Galvin, with a 52% to 47% lead.

8 p.m.

Polls in Alaska are now closed.

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