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.
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.
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.
Alaska voter stickers sit ready for voters who have cast their ballots in Kodiak in the 2020 election. (Photo by Dylan...
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.
Sen. Sullivan and Congressman Don Young seem to have cemented their re-election, though there are still ballots to count.
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.
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.
But the races for president and Congress appear increasingly locked up by the Republican candidates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alaska’s all-Republican congressional delegation is not backing Trump’s call to stop counting votes.
The state’s Division of Elections updated results a little before 1 a.m. Wednesday, showing a total of about 157,0000 votes cast statewide. More than 120,000 early absentee votes remain to be counted in a week, starting on Nov. 10.
Usually on Alaska’s Election Night, the big story is the votes that are counted. But in a year unlike any other, Tuesday’s big story was about the votes that still remained to be counted.
There were long lines at polling places across Alaska on Tuesday, despite more votes being cast early and by mail than in the past.
The major candidates in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race are making their last push for votes ahead of Tuesday’s election, with the campaigns calling Alaskans and knocking on doors and the candidates holding last-minute rallies and stops.
The campaign of Sen. Dan Sullivan is taking heat for an ad that critics say is anti-Semitic.