Ballots were mailed out to registered Anchorage voters last week for yet another mail-in-only election. While there’s nothing to be done about the fact that in-person voting was tossed out seven years ago, conservatives can, and should, flood the election headquarters and ballot boxes with votes.

In recent years, conservatives have lost close races to their hard-left counterparts on the Anchorage Assembly and school board. At this point, the only way to turn that around is with record numbers of solid conservative votes. We can’t afford to see a typical 25% to 30% turnout. This election must literally flood the system with ballots.

The reality is that Anchorage is stuck with vote-by-mail (which traditionally favors left-leaning candidates) unless it can change the makeup of the Assembly. Remember, it was the Assembly voted away in-person voting back in 2015.

It’s not ideal, but it may still be possible for conservatives to win if they turn out in massive numbers. Here’s a good voter guide to help identify solid candidates.

If you do nothing else, vote, and then ask a fellow conservative to do the same. We need a chain reaction to change the toxic political chemistry of this town.

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EDITORIAL: Conservative voters need a chain reaction to swing Anchorage election

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.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Well the corrupt mail in ballot is at it again. I just talked to a lady that has gotten two ballots so far. How many do you think she will end up with this time? the first election with mail in she got six (6) I got three (3) so far I only have one. I guess time will tell.

    • librarykat says:

      Did you see the ballots? Better to validate than spread misinformation. Did this lady receive a ballot with HER NAME at HER address? Has she ever taken steps to contact the Board of Elections to correct, if so?

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    The demorats always seem to have group names that are very close to the Conservative Republicans’ group names. I noticed this back when I was trying to look up the group that Kelly Tshibaka is working with.

    Conservative group’s website Kelly works with:

    demorat website

    Today, I just got an email from Alaskans For Honest Elections – they are in debate with a group that is being held in Anchorage right now. The demorats are poking at us and trying to confuse the public.

    Alaskans that love Alaska and are trying to save it:
    Alaskans For Honest Elections

    The demorats’ group name:
    Alaskans For Better Elections

    You can watch the debate via politadick at or on fb or on youtube.

  • Kasey says:

    Every wonder why mail-in voting favors the Left? Mail in voting should NOT favor either party! But it IS easier to cheat. That’s the plan. And even with in-person, day-OF voting, the Left can find a way to thwart that, too, as we saw in AZ. They want to make sure no conservatives ever get back into office.

  • Mongo Love Candy says:

    Elections are a joke.

  • Jim says:

    So far nobody has told us (an article?) who the conservatives are.
    So Who are they? I have tried to research this with no real luck although I have figured out a few.

  • Dory says:

    We can vote all we want, but until we have just as many conservative over seeing ballet counting as democrats. Democrats will always win, thats why they have no fear. I am not saying we should not vote, but who is watching the counting?