James Brooks, Alaska Beacon

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Two years after contentious 2020 vote, Alaska finds only three voter fraud cases

Despite claims by some Alaskans that fraudulent voting changed the state’s election results two years ago, no evidence of fraud on that scale has been uncovered by investigators.
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Republicans hold majority in Alaska House after benefiting from ranked choice voting

Republicans hold 21 of the 40 seats in the Alaska House of Representatives after the first full run of Alaska’s new ranked choice voting system.
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Alaska Supreme Court overturns some limits on medical malpractice awards

The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that a law limiting financial awards in medical malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutionally biased against Alaskans with medical insurance.
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Judge dismisses eligibility lawsuit against Anchorage Democrat, but the suit may return

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Herman Walker on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of Democratic state House candidate Jennie Armstrong.
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A Facebook campaign and dividend memories influenced Alaska’s closest legislative election

In House District 39 along the Bering Strait, only 10 votes separate a longtime incumbent and his challenger.
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Alaska’s two U.S. senators vote to advance federal same-sex marriage protections

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan says he was swayed by the addition of sections protecting religious organizations.
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With more votes counted, Alaska House races are split 20-20 between Republicans and others

No state Senate or statewide races changed leaders, but GOP U.S. Senate candidates Lisa Murkowski and Kelly Tshibaka are closer.
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Judge moves David Eastman eligibility case to Palmer, nixes trial by jury

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Jack McKenna has granted a request to move the upcoming legislative eligibility trial of Rep. David Eastman to Palmer, instead of Anchorage.
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Internal Republican divides complicate leadership of Alaska House and Senate

Senators are already talking about how a coalition majority might be organized.
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In preliminary results, Democrats appear likely to flip two Alaska Senate seats

If the gains hold, they increase the chances of a coalition majority in the Senate.
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Republicans lead in majority of Alaska House seats, with potential for more

Ranked choice voting results may add to the Republican lead, with implications for House leadership.
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Records list AG Treg Taylor as member of political group behind scathing attack ads

The ads, some labeled as satire, are targeted at many of the closest state House and Senate races.
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Strategic voting is possible but risky on a ranked choice ballot, mathematicians say

Voting strategically could mean accidentally contributing to the defeat of a candidate you prefer.
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In new lawsuit, Alaska attempts to claim portions of its most-visited tourist attraction

Mendenhall Lake at the foot of Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier attracts 700,000 visitors per year, more than Denali.
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Anchorage schools will close on Election Day in response to elections officials’ request

Anchorage schools will be closed Tuesday on Election Day, with students working from home because of a request from the Alaska Division of Elections.
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Here’s what Alaska’s gubernatorial candidates say they’ll do about the state housing shortage

An early-October forum in Anchorage addressed the issue and the topic of homelessness, but not everyone was there.
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Alaska Supreme Court takes another look at security of university investment fund

The Legislature passed a law earlier this year to protect the fund, but a rehearing could allow future challenges.
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Two weeks before Election Day, it’s peak political mailer season in Alaska

Most mail spending is in the U.S. Senate race, but experts say there are fewer mailed ads than there were two years ago.
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Alaska campaign regulator delays decision on complaint against pro-Dunleavy group

The Alaska Public Offices Commission will not rule before the Nov. 8 general election on a complaint against a group backing Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
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Alaska regulators will hear complaint against national Republican group on Friday

The Alaska Public Offices Commission will meet Friday to decide whether the Republican Governors Association violated state campaign law in its support of Gov. Mike Dunleavy.