In a sign that Democrats may be circling the wagons around President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign, the Alaska Democratic Party is asking its members whether the party should ditch the traditional state primary contest, cut out any challengers, and simply award all its national delegate votes to Biden.

In August, the Alaska Democratic Party will send 17 pledged delegates to Chicago for the Democratic National Convention, where the party will officially select its nomination for president.

Under current party rules, the Alaska delegates would be pledged to certain candidates based off the results of a statewide party primary, which is set to occur on April 6 if viable challengers to Biden meet the requirements to appear on a party primary.

Alaska isn’t the only state where Democrats are attempting to block potential challengers to Biden.

Those requirements are fairly straight forward. According to party rules a presidential candidate can appear on the Democratic primary ballot by simply filing a statement of candidacy, paying the filing fee, certifying the name of their authorized representative, and submitting an “affirmative action plan” to help achieve inclusion goals.

According to the Alaska Democrat’s 2024 plan for assigning delegates to the national convention in Chicago, if more than two presidential candidates meet the requirements for ballot access, the party will utilize ranked choice voting on party primary ballots, and then divide the national delegate votes in accordance with how well each candidate performs. Candidates who achieve at least 15% of the primary vote will secure delegate votes for the national convention that reflect this performance.

In what appears to an effort to squeeze out any competition for Biden, the Alaska Democratic Party sent out a Jan. 5 email asking members to participate in survey asking whether the party should change the primary rules to favor Biden by preemptively allocating all 17 pledged Alaska delegates to Biden without holding a traditional primary.

“Do you support allocating Alaska’s pledged delegates to incumbent Commander-in-Chief Joe Biden (who we note is doing a fabulous job and we wholly support) or holding a Party-Run Primary to determine delegate allocation for the national convention?!?!” the notice asked.

The survey then questioned Alaska Democrats about who they might prefer other than President Biden.

“If you had to pick a “viable” candidate other than Biden from the following Democratic presidential hopefuls today, who would you choose?” the survey asked, before listing the following alternative choices:

— Dean Phillips

— Marianne Williamson

— There is no viable candidate except for Biden!

— Uncommitted

Alaska isn’t the only state where Democrats are attempting to block potential challengers to Biden. According to a recent article by ABC News many of Biden’s most viable Democratic challengers having difficulty getting onto state ballots.

“Rep. Dean Phillips, author Marianne Williamson and progressive commentator Cenk Uygur have encountered roadblocks in Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and Massachusetts – which they allege without evidence have been placed, at least in part, by the national Democratic Party, or even the president himself as part of a broader conspiracy between the ‘party elites’ and state chapters to bend the process in Biden’s favor,” ABC reported.

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Alaska Dems may ditch primary in order to preemptively award all delegates to Biden

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:

    Where is the democratic way of FREE America in that? America has lived under the Groper Joe administration (dictatorship) for three years. I’m an AMERICAN and the Constitution gives me rights that Biden has trampled all over. I’m sick of this agenda Obama couldn’t implement and Biden is destroying AMERICA with. Its time to stand and be counted. I’m calling for impeachment!

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      Biden never won so impeachment doesn’t work.
      If you don’t vote, please sit down and be quiet. It one of our freedoms we have is to vote.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Please keep Biden alive! Prop him up! Keep him from falling on his face! Redecorate his basement headquarters! Refill the freezer with ice cream! Bring in multiple sniffable children! Anything and everything to help this idiot flourish!

  • John J Otness says:

    They know without Joe pedo suicide will skyrocket.

    • Sally Duncan says:

      The members of the democratic part don’t think for themselves, they just follow the leader, kinda like sheep blindly following the bell and over the ledge they go.

    • jon says:

      Trump was the one associated with pedo Jeffery Epstein.

      • FreedomAK says:

        Not true troll. You know it. His name was NOT anywhere on Epstein’s flight logs. No one, not anyone besides you are claiming he was an associate of Epstein in any way nefarious. Liars like you sicken me. Bearing false witness is fun till the finger is pointed at you. Are you a pedo Jon? Just asking.

      • Anon says:

        Ya need to get off cnn.
        Betting you are fully vaxed and boostered.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Yes I’m a Trump supporter. Trump let us normal Americans go about a our life, as we see fit.
    Not this fool in office now, Biden is trying to control ever move we make.
    Wear a mask get the shot,stop drilling, no gas stoves, I can go on and on.

    • TrueIndependent says:

      You will never be a real woman

    • Lucinda says:

      I’m sure you COULD go on. Misinformation, lies, propaganda and fake news is everywhere for you to consume. And it appears that you have. So defendant Trump has a lot of legal issues before him, he’s been convicted of sexual assault (aka rape), he’s been convicted of the Stormy Daniels payoff, he stole secret classified documents and shared them with our enemies, his business dealings are founded on fraud, his henchman Guliani must pay $148 MILLION dollars for a defamation to civic volunteers, Trump conceived of and orchestrated the biggest threat to democracy ever, before and after the January 6 insurrection. I can go on and on. That you equate this amoral criminal with “normal Americans” says a lot about your education, your critical thinking skills and your gullibility.

  • Bess says:

    Does anyone seriously believe biden is running the show? That bus left the station a long time ago. If you like the way things are going right now, go ahead. Vote for the puppetmaster(s). Vote for the people who hate America, hate our
    Constitutional Republic and especially hate those who love it. Keep calling each other names while the communists take over our country.

  • Lucinda says:

    FreedomAK: “ The logs reveal that Trump flew four time with Epstein in 1993, one time in 1994 and again in 1995. This is in addition to a previously reported ride Trump took in 1997. The documented flights were between Palm Beach and New York City. The logs also show Epstein was on board each time with”

    What’s in it for you that you would lie for Trump?

  • Debi Kirchner says:

    I’d like to see where Trump was convicted of sexual assault, aka rape? I don’t recall that at all.