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Bronson holds onto lead for mayor

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An additional 5,615 mayoral ballots were counted by the Anchorage Elections Office on Tuesday. Candidate Dave Bronson has a new lead of 1,359 votes, nearly two percentage points ahead of Forrest Dunbar. Bronson increased his lead further in the recent vote count by another 118 votes over Monday’s totals.

Net Democrats ballots are at 34,129 while net Republican ballots are at 35,971, a lead of 1,842 ballots favoring right leaning candidates.

The number of ballots received (turnout) is at 75,000 as of last night with 72,652 ballots counted. This is 96.8% in of expected. Of these, there were 71,588 ballots that had a choice made in the mayoral race.

In the tight race for School Board Seat B, Kelly Lessens widened her lead against second-place finisher Judy Eledge, now at 24,454 to 24,179. Before Tuesday’s count, Eledge was within 93 votes of Lessens.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Now that it’s between Bronson and Dunbar, those that voted for Robbins and the other conservative candidates need to get on board and vote for Bronson or we will get even more left wing loon policies enacted on us. Get with the program people!

  • Getting Bronson into the mayor’s office is a good start but he faces a majority of woke ideologues on the assembly.

    A good first step would be ending the lockdown and then start figuring out how to shut down the equity and social justice office in the municipal government followed by the office of equity and compliance in the school district.

  • So… am I not allowed to comment?

  • I agree with Kenneth and Hunter.

  • Hide Forrest’s high heels. Make him sweat.

  • Watch out for the white vans delivering votes late election night. Somebody needs to watch the hen house. The libs will try anything to get the mayors chair.

  • This Vote By Mail 2018 mandate for municipal voting is SO MUCH better, more expensive and slower than pre-2018 in-person voting.

    “Anchorage paid slightly more than $1 million to hold the city’s first-ever vote-by-mail election this spring, roughly twice the cost of previous poll-based elections, according to data released by election officials Friday.

    Elections officials said they weren’t surprised by the higher price tag for the election, an experiment that recorded the highest number of voters in an April city election in city history. But the bigger bill likely won’t go away anytime soon, officials said.

    “It looks like going forward we will probably have higher election costs doing vote-by-mail than we did the poll-based election,” said Assemblyman Pete Petersen, who chairs the Assembly’s ethics and elections committee.” (April 2018).

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