This is a little old, but I think still valuable information: As of Sunday, there were about 45,000 early and absentee votes counted. Partisan breakdown: R-32%. D-18%. Non-Partisan and Undeclared 46%.
— Matt Buxton (@FDNMPolitics) November 4, 2014
Dirty party politics in Ketchikan!
Necessity is the mother of invention in Alaska:
— GraceEJang (@GraceJangKTUU) November 4, 2014
As an introduction to the following: While he was flipping through the Anchorage Press at Tastee Freezee, Don Smith was overheard the other day saying, “Englishman, goddamn not American telling us how to vote.”
This from Frank McQueary, who needs no introduction:
A comment from faithful reader AH HA:
Turn out looks quite high at the Juneau Valley polling locations. I checked at 0945 this morning and was surprised to see the parking lot at one of the polling places more than half full. Election workers at that location reported that business has been “Very Busy all morning”.
How about that! You can get people out to vote… Something in the neighborhood of $70 million was spent in Alaska for this election with 50 million of that just for the senate race.
Alaska Division of elections shows the number of registered voters in the state as being 509,011 and that translates into $137 per vote if you get them all. My guess is that even with very heavy turnout only about sixty percent will actually vote. So effectively, something like $229.00 was spent for every vote cast in Alaska.
Wouldn’t you rather they just mailed you a check?
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