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General News    H3'ed 1/3/19

Fairbanks election lawsuit goes before Supreme Court

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Shades of the 2008 drama/comedy Swing Vote, where one vote separates the contenders and one voter is wooed by both candidates. In Fairbanks, Alaska, district one of the state, one vote separates the Democratic stage assembly candidate from the Republican, with the latter in the lead, and four other votes are disputed because of counting methods used. So the state Supreme Court will decide the issue, it is hoped. The state's next session starts soon and Alaskans want to know who will represent this Fairbanks district.

The legislative majority is GOP, 23-16, so partisan balance is not at issue. Fairbanks is traditionally a GOP stronghold, so the stark closeness of the parties in this race is telling, likely a statement of opposition to Trump. 

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Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, (more...)

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