Much has been made of the fact that Alaska’s conservatives turned out in huge numbers on election day. These in-person voters propelled U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young to huge leads in the quest to retain their seats in D.C.

Additionally, Republicans enjoy leads in 29 of 40 State House contests and 9 of 11 Senate races. Liberal ballot measures 1 and 2 are failing by tens of thousands of votes and President Trump has a 55,000-vote lead over Joe Biden in Alaska. Starting on Nov. 10, the State Division of Elections will begin counting more than 125,000 absentee, questioned and early ballots which are not reflected in the Election Day leads which conservatives currently enjoy.

There’s a long way to go before confidently popping the champagne bottles.

11.5 > Hold that cork

Jake Libbey
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1 Comment

  • Vicki Riendl says:

    Sounds like Alaska needs to take election handling instructions from Florida who also had absentee, mail in and election day voting go on. There are 11 million people in Florida and only 750 thousand in Alaska, I find it dumbfounding that they can release the results the evening of the election and we take almost 2 weeks! Seriously people, this is just embarrassing! It also makes one question the legitimacy of the vote.