EXHIBIT A: DIVISION OF ELECTIONS TWISTS A JUDGE’S RULING LIKE A PRETZEL
(Corrected version: Alyse Galvin is listed with Alaska Division of Elections as an “Undeclared Democrat.” An earlier version in the Monday Newsletter stated the listing was at the Alaska Public Offices Commission, a separate agency).
Democrat Alyse Galvin filed with the Division of Elections as an “undeclared” candidate against Congressman Don Young.
She did so with the open and full support of the Alaska Democratic Party, which is providing her with all her campaign needs.
When Galvin filed her candidacy, the State designated her as an “Undeclared Democrat” (see filing below).
But her Federal Elections Commission filing lists her as an “Independent.”
In Alaska, there is no such thing as an Independent. There is an Alaska Independent Party, but nothing that is simply Independent.
So which is it? What does party-bender Galvin identify with today and how are voters supposed to know what she stands for — Independent? Undeclared? Democrat?
How does the Division of Elections allow her to list herself as both Undeclared and Democrat when Judge Philip Pallenberg ruled that a person’s affiliation must be absolutely clear to voters?
Galvin may wish to correct her email address, as seen in the official record below, so people can ask her directly what party she identifies with on a day-to-day basis:
“The State is challenging Judge Pallenberg’s decision in Supreme Court, but meanwhile, allowing Undeclared Democrats to file is confusing and not allowed under current law,” said Tuckerman Babcock, chairman of the Alaska Republican Party. “Isn’t this the kind of confusion that Judge Pallenberg warned the state not to engage in?”