While Republicans squabble about their choice for a presidential candidate to go head to head against Democrat Barack Obama, a third party process has quietly gained ground through the internet. Americans Elect offers an alternative to the standard primary process by allowing voters to choose presidential and vice presidential candidates through voting on an internet site. The ticket selected to run against the major party’s candidates will appear on Alaska’s November ballot.
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APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone.
Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA
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