The second round of vote tallying showed Anchorage Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel with a comfortable lead in her attempt to stave off a recall.

Released Oct. 27, the most recent tally shows 6,348 voters rejecting the recall, with 4,239 voting to oust Zaletel. There have been 10,587 votes counted, representing about 25% of Anchorage Assembly District 4 voters. Zaletel slightly increased her election night lead from 2,084 to 2,109.

The city mailed out 36,209 ballots to registered voters in Anchorage Assembly District 4. Those ballots had to either be returned by 8 p.m. on Oct. 26 or postmarked that day. While more ballots are expected to come in over the next few days, it is unlikely they will change the election outcome.

If Zaletel maintains her lead, she will join Felix Rivera as the second Anchorage Assembly member to survive a recall over the past year. Rivera comfortably staved off a recall effort in April.

While both Assembly members have faced intense and ongoing criticism for spearheading far-leftist and highly divisive policy positions regarding homelessness, city lockdowns, mask mandates and controversial use of CARES Act funding, conservatives have been unable to recall them.

Russell Biggs, who spearheaded both recall efforts, said Zaletel benefited by delaying the vote through a lawsuit, and then raking in $70,000 from outside and local unions.

“Going into the April elections they will do this again, except the big money will be through a different union donor, and likely funneled through the Alaska Center and the Putting Alaskans First Committee,” Biggs said via Facebook. “There are millions of dollars of federal money on the line with the next stimulus package, and the players looking to control that will be the same.”

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Zaletel expands lead in staving off recall effort

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Warren says:

    Great! Now she will free even more entitled to “ progress”!

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Mail in voting is cheating and for lazy people
    End of story.

  • David says:

    Are you confident in these results?
    I would not be if you consider the amount of fight the conservative voters have put up during the last year against your communist officials .
    It’s quite probable that you didn’t lose, it was stolen from you again!
    You won’t know unless you check (forensic audit)

  • Sharon Alice Turner says:

    We must -relearn events, and the slow rolling actions of not only Nazi (3rd Reich) Germany but the wider world allowing it and rejecting Jewish peoples from fleeing ensuing atrocities. The United States and in deed Alaska turned their backs by rejecting Jewish pleas for haven. In fact New York Times ( ” motto” all the news that’s fit to print”) owned by a neo Liberal Family was for rejecting asylum. immigration for fleeing Jews. Please note, this family &Arthur Ochs Sulzberger were Slave owners in the South. Check this history. and see we are in fact allowing it to happen this very day*. So “Never Again”, ? Really. seems to be happening again. Check your 10/29/2021 news re Biden regime and ” Palestinians”.
    See today’s reports.

  • G Aleution says:

    How exactly may a forensic audit be achieved?

  • Ralph says:

    When is Alaska going to clean their rolls?
    Wouldn’t be surprised if dead people voted for Meg..

    • Bill+Smallwood says:

      Not nessesarily only dead peeps but peeps who have been out of state for years because they where here with military.

  • Bill+Smallwood says:

    I think more peeps should study up on the meaning of Dominion.

  • Bill+Smallwood says:

    And now they’re trying to take dominion over our voting rights. They have already taken dominion over the voting rights of people all over the world in color revolutions. Starting with Venezuela.

  • Arthur Solvang says:

    Keep mailing ballots so the dead can be counted.

  • James says:

    All of the sane districts in Anchorage need to secede from the city and let the marxists wallow in their own stupidity.