Ivan Moore, principal at Alaska Survey Research, posted on Facebook Thursday that candidate Dave Bronson stole the election in the Anchorage mayor’s race.
“Well Bronson clearly stole the election. What say we go smash some windows at city hall?” Moore wrote.
Was Moore kidding? That’s hard to say, because he is often tart and unreserved in his pronouncements. He didn’t say “LOL” at the end of his post, nor did he use any emojis that would indicate he’s kidding.
Ivan is calling for vandalism, and that may be difficult to explain.
Moore is a pollster who conducts surveys for primarily Democrats. He has a reputation for doing polls at a critical point as a method to raise money for his client.
Moore continues to build on his record for being consistently wrong. In October of 2014, he predicted then-Sen. Mark Begich would win over now-Sen. Dan Sullivan; in 2018, he said then-Gov. Bill Walker would win over now-Gov. Mike Dunleavy; and in 2020 he predicted that Alyse Galvin would win over Alaska Congressman Don Young.
Moore also picked Forrest Dunbar to win over Congressman Don Young, who he called an “old fart,” in 2014.