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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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Missed the ranked choice vote count? Here’s the recording.

Wednesday is the day Alaskans have been waiting for — ranked choice voting tabulation will take place at the Alaska Division of Elections headquarters in Juneau.
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Here’s what to expect during Alaska’s ranked choice tabulation this afternoon

By Wednesday, Nov. 23, workers will be done counting the first choice votes on everyone’s ballot. This year, there’s an additional step – called tabulation or sorting.

The latest vote tallies in Alaska’s first ranked choice general election

View live results for Alaska's 2022 governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House races.
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‘Pins and needles’: Alaska legislative candidates in close races wait out election results

Legislative candidates are handling the weekslong wait in different ways. For Cathy Giessel, it’s spending some time catching up on less political activities, like quilting.
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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.

Murkowski takes the lead in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race

Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is now ahead of GOP challenger Kelly Tshibaka by 1,658 votes in updated election results Friday, which leaves her almost certain to win reelection. 
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In a historic first, Alaskans set to elect 3 LGBTQ lawmakers to state Legislature

In its more than 60-year history, Alaska has never had an openly LGBTQ state lawmaker. Now, Alaska voters are set to send three down to Juneau.
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Neal Foster

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.
Donna Mears and Forrest Wolfe

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.

Murkowski pulls nearly even in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race

Reelection is likely for Sen. Murkowski and Rep. Peltola.

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy still on track to secure another term with more ballots counted

If Dunleavy’s share of the vote remains over 50%, he will win a second term outright, with no need for ranked choice tabulations.
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Officials to update Alaska election results on Tuesday

The Alaska Division of Elections has tens of thousands of ballots waiting to be counted, with potentially thousands more on their way in the mail.

Palin and Tshibaka are on track to lose but hint at election battles ahead

Both Trump-endorsed candidates are making vague accusations of malfeasance, despite no evidence of election fraud.
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Alaska lawmakers look at election results and ponder policies, politics and personalities in coalition discussions

Alaska Beacon reporter James Brooks says some state senators have been talking about the very real possibility of forming a coalition. But the future of a coalition-controlled House is much murkier.
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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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Why Peltola and Murkowski are well situated to win reelection

In Alaska’s congressional races, incumbents are in a good position to win, but will have to wait until Nov. 23's ranked-choice tabulation to be sure.