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Anchorage municipal election season begins with candidate drawing

Thursday marked the start to Anchorage’s municipal election season, beginning with a drawing to determine the order of candidates’ names on the ballot. Friday, Jan. 16 is the first day candidates can officially file for office.
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Murkowski says she’ll affirm Biden’s win; Sullivan is mum

Presidents Trump’s false claim that he won the 2020 election is dividing GOP senators.

Rep. Young issues call for unity before swearing in Pelosi as House speaker

"I will be honest: I do not like what I see," Young said. It's time we hold hands and talk to one another."
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Recount upholds Snyder win in Anchorage House race

The 13-vote margin shrank by 2 votes, but it didn't change the results of the election.
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Lawsuit challenges Alaska’s recently-passed elections overhaul initiative

Members of the Republican, Libertarian and Alaskan Independence parties filed a lawsuit against Ballot Measure 2, saying it harms the rights of free political association.
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Why a majority Republican caucus isn’t certain in Alaska legislature, despite conservative wins

Newly elected Republicans have been talking about how they will organize as election results are finalized, but their narrow majorities in both houses and some stark policy disagreements mean a caucus is far from certain.
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Representative-elect Patkotak says he opposes joining a caucus that seeks cuts to certain rural Alaska programs

Patkotak's position will make it much harder for a majority conservative Republican caucus to form.
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Alaska will have a new election system: Voters pass Ballot Measure 2

After Tuesday’s count, the more than 3,000-vote advantage that yes votes have appears to be too large to be overcome by the ballots that are left to count.
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Alaska House control unclear as Republican leader trails by 17 votes

Democrat Liz Snyder leads Republican Rep. Lance Pruitt, the leader of the Alaska House Republican minority caucus, by just 17 votes with an estimated 114 absentee ballots left to count.
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Alaska elections overhaul moves another step closer to passing

Alaska voter stickers sit ready for voters who have cast their ballots in Kodiak in the 2020 election. (Photo by Dylan...
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Aside from tweet, U.S. Rep. Young, staff remain silent on COVID-19 diagnosis

Young’s opponent in last week’s election, Democratic Party-endorsed independent Alyse Galvin, said the Congressman’s staff could not reach him Friday when she wanted to call him to concede.
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Gross concedes Alaska US Senate race to Sullivan; Galvin concedes to Rep. Young

Sen. Sullivan and Congressman Don Young seem to have cemented their re-election, though there are still ballots to count.
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Murkowski says Americans expect an ‘orderly’ transition

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said President Donald Trump has the right to go to court if he believes there has been evidence of voter fraud, but she hasn't seen any evidence from the president yet.
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Alaska’s ballot count continues, two House races shift

Democratic Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins took the lead in his race, while Liz Snyder cut Republican Rep Lance Pruitt's lead down to just 56 votes in a race that looks to be a nail-biter.
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Trailing legislative Democrats pull ahead in Alaska ballot count; Sullivan, Young keep seats

But the races for president and Congress appear increasingly locked up by the Republican candidates.
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Alaska Gov. Dunleavy backs Trump after claims of election theft, as other Republicans congratulate Biden

Top Alaska Republicans have split on President Donald Trump’s claims that the election was stolen, with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and U.S. Rep. Don Young both congratulating Democrat Joe Biden on his apparent victory while Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he’s standing by Trump for now.
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Alaska vote count resumes on Tuesday with many races undecided

The U.S. races remain undecided in Alaska, but there are also six races that could decide the fate of the state Legislature. Currently, six Democratic incumbents trail Republican challengers.
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Alaska US Senate race: Gross trails Sullivan but says math is in his favor

U.S. Senate candidate Al Gross is far behind in the votes counted so far, but his campaign claims he can still beat Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan.
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Here’s why Alaska is the slowest in the nation when it comes to vote counting

Questions, confusion and speculation about Alaska’s vote-counting process are erupting this week as state officials wait to count more than 100,000 absentee and other ballots until next week -- long after other U.S. states count the vast majority of their votes.
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Some Alaska Republicans build large leads through Wednesday’s vote count, with counting to resume in a week

Alaska Republicans appeared to have sizable leads in some key races in the state, though 40% of the ballots remain to be counted.