LISTEN: Two weeks later, how did Alaskans vote this election?

A manila "vote here" sign hangs in a white room with an election worker in blue sitting at the table.
A voting station in Nome during the 2020 primary elections. (Photo from KNOM)

After an intense and expensive campaign season, the election is finally over…..isn’t it?

Alaska took taking a long time to count absentee and mail ballots, but as the final vote tally emerged, we have a clearer picture of what Alaskans want for the future of the state.

Why did votes split the way they did? Will lawmakers be able to make good on campaign promises during the next legislative session? How are the results in federal races likely to affect Alaska’s political future? We’re discussing election results on Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Washington correspondent
  • Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media and KTOO State government reporter
  • Nat Herz, Alaska Public Media and Alaska’s Energy Desk reporter


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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