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    As expected, conservative Bronson takes slim lead in latest vote count for Anchorage mayor

    By AlaskaWatchman.com

    The second round of vote tallies were released, May 12, for the Anchorage mayoral runoff, showing conservative candidate Dave Bronson now with a slight edge over his far-left opponent Forrest Dunbar.

    Dave Bronson supporters rally for their candidate on election day, May 11, in Anchorage.

    On election night, Dunbar held a 114-vote lead, but that was expected to melt away as ballots from in-person and election day voters were tallied. This group is more inclined to vote on the traditional day of the election (this year May 11), and many have a penchant for casting their ballots in person.

    As of May 12, Bronson now holds a 278-vote lead, a gain of 342 votes over Dunbar since the initial election night results.

    To date, 76,135 votes have been tallied by election officials. That’s 32.15% of the voting population and there are several thousand more votes to be counted.

    On election night, Bronson said he expected later votes to break in his favor just as they did in the initial April 6 election, which ultimately resulted in the May 11 runoff.

    “We are very happy with our numbers, just like in our first election…we had massive amounts of voters breaking late giving us the lead,” Bronson said via his campaign Facebook page. “We will respect the process and wait for the thousands of ballots that were dropped in the mail or in the boxes today.”

    Dunbar released a statement May 12, acknowledging that the race is razor close and that it may come down to a recount.

    “[T]he other side has already made it clear that they plan to fight to the finish,” he stated. “This means our team needs to be prepared for every eventuality, including a potential recount.”

    The city will conduct an automatic recount if the candidates are separated by at least 0.5% of the total vote, which is currently the case. Bronson enjoys a 50.18% to 49.92% lead.

    If Bronson ultimately prevails, he will deal with an Anchorage Assembly which is firmly control by the political left. Throughout his campaign, Bronson has been highly critical of COVID mandates imposed on residents throughout the past year, all of which were strongly supported by the outgoing acting mayor and most of the Assembly, including Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar.

    One week before the May 11 runoff election, Dunbar and the majority of the Assembly voted to rescind nearly all mandates, including mask wearing, which were increasingly unpopular and ignored by many residents.

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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    16 Comments

    1. WHEN DUNBAR THE COMMUNIST WINS WILL YOU THEN PLEASE GO AFTER YOUR TREASONOUS LEGISLATURE FOR NOT DEFENDING YOUR VOTE BY SHUTTING THEIR MOUTHS ABOUT THE COMMUNIST DOMINION VOTING MACHINES? AS LONG AS THESE CRIMINAL MACHINES ARE IN USE THE ENEMIES OF OUR STATE WILL USE AND ABUSE THEIR POWER, OR WILL YOU JUST ALLOW THEIR LAWLESS THEFT OF ALL YOUR RIGHTS? YOUR PFD IS BEING STOLEN AS THEY SAY THEY ARE WORKING ON A BETTER LEGISLATION AND VOTE BUT THEY WILL STEAL IT ALL AS THEY LIE TO US FROM BOTH SIDES OF THEIR CRIMINAL MOUTHS…. THE CONSTITUTION IS CLEAR AND THOSE THAT STOLE THE PFD MUST BE PUNISHED AS OATHBREAKING CHEATS THAT THEY ARE!!!!

      • Dunleavy went from vote for me and I will fight and STAND TALL to protect the Constitution and how it is written to Silent running on everything in the whole State to this now where we are having been ripped off from the Dirty Legislators that spit on their oaths to pad their own pockets to this voting bullshit where the ratbastards know that the Communist Chinese owned Dominion machines will keep on flipping the vote their way as once dirty they will keep stealing until the population gets so fed up they react. Yep let the. fools vote and we will just screw um over and over,,, Voter ID No mail in cheat voting Paper ballots and dip your thumb in ink is the only way we wont get screwed by these vile demons in office as they are quite content to piss on we the people……. boiling blood and boiling oil is the spring temp…… They know we are not gonna take this very much longer…..

    2. It’s going to be a close race. As anyone with a brain would know well end up with a recount and then the ballots that are not signed properly. Bottom line whoever is in charge already knows who they want and that person in the end will be installed. All the side show is just a waste of money and show for the people so no riots will break out.

      Hope I’m incorrect. I guess time will prove me right/wrong! I’ll be watching. Will you?

    3. There was some funny business at Election Central. Will anything come of it? Ask yourself: WHY is Christopher Constant allowed to waltz in and out of Election Central without restriction? Why does he seem to have such unfettered access to the management and staff? What is his roll in all this?

    4. I know I’m not the only one that notices some resemblance to a previous election. It looks Dominion ated to me!

    5. And last night Member Dunbar continued voting to keep Anchorage behind the mask. Glad to see Member Constant is coming around voting to lift the mask mandate.

      You know what I want to tell employers or employees asking me to put a mask on? That they’d can care-less if upon leaving I died by a more tragic death in a car accident more tragic than seeing me unmasked. Hahaha. Mask enforcers don’t care abour me, they just care about feeling superior like a bully.

    6. The word mandate is not a word Alaskans will tolerate, for that matter all Americans. Get rid of corruptible computer counting systems go back to monitored hand counted ballots, and go Bronson. Keep Alaska Free from leftist rhetoric, leave it to the lower 48.

    7. How could it be that freaking close?! Why would anyone choose communism and tyranny over freedom and opportunity? That is the scary part; people want that.

    8. This is the people’s election. It should reflect the well of the people not the CCP. It is our process. No evidence Anchorage is comfortable being shut out of planning and executing CA democrats will.

    9. Elections are being stolen.. Locally and Federally.. and we all know it.
      Is it not a Treasonous act, to steal the election through these communist vote riggers?
      -People need to be held accountable and made an example of.

    10. @DeeCee
      Alaska Statute 15.56.070 describes election official misconduct in the 1st degree, which includes “intentionally fail[ing] to perform an election duty or knowingly do[ing] an unauthorized act with the intent to affect an election or its results.” It’s a Class C felony. If there is indeed “funny business” going on, it may be time to call AG Treg Taylor’s office and make sure that the State is aware of it.

    11. Also the cosmic irony is seventy (70) percent of Annncreeeeeeeeech is NOT gay…..; and yet….fully seventy (70) percent of ANC’s Assembly is. Isn’t that a red….flag or something? I mean…what are the odds you tell me. Wanting to go a new direction indeed. Different values and priorities. The Assembly is supposed to represent and serve the values and priorities of the people of the community…families. Thanks.

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