Coverage of U.S. House and Senate elections.
Palin reemerged in Alaska politics morethan a decade after resigning as governor with hopes of winning the state’s U.S. House seat. But she struggled to catch fire with voters and ran what critics saw as a lackluster campaign against Mary Peltola and Nick Begich III.
Mary Peltola, a Democrat and the first Alaska Native elected to Congress, won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Republican challengers Sarah Palin and Nick Begich.
Murkowski beat Trump-backed challenger Kelly Tshibaka by more than seven points after ranked choice votes were tabulated.
The Alaska Division of Elections tabulated ranked choice votes in the November general election on Wednesday afternoon, delivering final results in several high-profile races.
The Alaska Division of Elections is set to finish counting ballots Wednesday and finalize results of races for governor, U.S. House, U.S. Senate and 59 legislative seats.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Mary Peltola and Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy are in solid positions to retain their seats after thousands of additional ballots were counted on Friday.
A new group has formed to gather signatures in an effort to overturn ranked choice voting and open primaries. Former Gov. Sarah Palin was the first to sign the petition.
In this episode: Host Elizabeth Harball talks with reporters Iris Samuels and Sean Maguire about where election results stand and how GOP leaders are thinking about their path ahead.
After 27,000 additional ballots were counted Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski was neck-and-neck with Trump-backed challenger Kelly Tshibaka, and Rep. Mary Peltola strengthened her lead over her Republican challengers. Both Murkowski and Peltola have ranked choice on their side.
U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka, who appears set to lose her bid against incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, said in an interview that “our war is not over yet.”
In this episode: A lot remains up in the air after election day in Alaska, but as vote counts rolled in, some clear storylines are emerging.
Democrat Rep. Mary Peltola was leading in first-choice votes after early returns were posted Tuesday night. Former Gov. Sarah Palin was in second place, ahead of fellow Republican Nick Begich.
Alaskans voted in races for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and 59 of 60 seats in the Alaska Legislature, and whether to call a constitutional convention.
Republican Kelly Tshibaka was leading Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski after early returns were posted Tuesday night. But Murkowski said she was confident she could overtake Tshibaka once second-choice votes are tallied in the ranked choice election.
With more than 217,000 ballots counted, Republican incumbent Gov. Mike Dunleavy had 52% of first-choice votes. Democrat Les Gara had 23% and independent Bill Walker had 20%.
Alaska U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, a Democrat, has embraced the legacy of her Republican predecessor, the late Rep. Don Young, as she seeks a full two-year term to Alaska’s only U.S. House seat.
Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is seeking to fend off a challenge from Donald Trump-endorsed fellow Republican Kelly Tshibaka in Tuesday’s election, as she seeks reelection to the seat she’s held for nearly 20 years.
Alaskans will use ranked choice voting in races for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and seats in the state Legislature. Voters will also decide whether to call a constitutional convention. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
In the final stretch, candidates were busy making their final appeals to voters and election officials are manning over 150 early voting locations.
Candidates in the U.S. House, U.S. Senate and governor’s races are urging voters to head to the polls, in what could become the deciding days of monthslong campaigns.
In this episode: What can we learn from last-minute campaign moves? When can Alaskans expect to see who won? How is voter turnout looking so far? Do we expect any candidates to challenge the results?
Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, who oversees elections, said he’s satisfied that Alaska’s ballot-counting processes in the Nov 8 general election will work to keep voting secure. But he said misinformation about voter fraud is a concern.
It’s just a few days until the Nov. 8 general election and almost 44,000 Alaskans have already voted.
Access to abortion remains protected under the state constitution, but a ballot question on a constitutional convention could change that.
Observers in August found some polling places lacked election workers trained to assist Yup’ik-speaking voters, which could violate the federal Voting Rights Act.