2018 GENERAL ELECTION LIVE BLOG:
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.
‘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.
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.
After beating incumbent Charisse Millett in the Republican primary, Josh Revak is currently behind Democratic challenger Pat Higgins. Higgins holds a 53% to 45% lead.
Over 100 votes separate the two. #akelect
— Wesley Early (@wesley_early) November 7, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
Polls in Alaska are now closed.