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Early vote surges in Alaska

Some 100,569 Alaskans had cast their early and absentee ballots by Monday, according to the latest report from the Division of Elections.

In 2016,  161,061 early votes were cast in the General Election, and a total of 321,271 votes were cast that year, which was the last presidential election.

Nationally, the 2020 early vote is greater than 43% of all votes cast in the 2016 election.

The pace of some states’ early voting indicates that many states will begin surpassing their total 2016 total vote this week, according to the United States Elections Project.

Some 48 percent of the early vote is from Democrats, according to the Elections Project, which gleaned the data from states that break down the partisan divide in their reporting (AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, KS, KY, MD, ME, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, SD). 29.1 percent are Republicans, 22.3 percent are unaffiliated.

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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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  • Which means that potentially 52% are for GOP. Also, there are plenty of registered dems voting for trump this time. I am an unaffiliated voter and I am voting straight GOP.

  • Well good. So am I, because the Democrats are planning real bad things for this country.

  • Read Joe’s manifesto on how he will change America !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Me, too! But I also know a lot of conservatives who are waiting for election day to vote Republican. There’s seems to be some resentment for being pushed to vote early or absentee.

    Suzanne, you are doing a great job!

  • Straight GOP ticket here. And I used to be a Democrat. I recovered and got healthy.

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