With regard to talking points about Gov. Mike Dunleavy getting one of the largest votes in history to be governor, let me remind my fellow citizens the facts of two things:
First, he essentially bought votes by promising every man, woman and child a $3,000 Permanent Fund dividend.
Second, he ran as a Republican. The two opponents on the ballot, Mark Begich as a Democrat and Bill Walker as an independent, both had their own strong support groups. As was predicted by many people before the primary election, they split the votes of many thousands, assuring Dunleavy a clear path.
— Orin Seybert
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