Alaska Superior Court Judge Jennifer Henderson delivered a blow to the Democrats and their candidate Alyse Galvin today, as the judge refused to stop ballots from being mailed to overseas voters while Galvin sues the State of Alaska.
Galvin wants the courts to force the Division of Elections to put an N by her name on the ballot, even though she won the Democratic Party primary, was endorsed by the Alaska Democratic Party, receives money from the Alaska Democratic Party, and has the blessing of the top elected Democrat in the country, Nancy Pelosi. The matter will be decided in the Alaska Supreme Court this afternoon, but meanwhile, overseas voters will not be denied their ballots — not by Judge Henderson, anyway.
The argument is over a change made in 2018 by the Division of Elections under Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, which allowed candidates to have their party affiliation next to their name even if they won in the Democratic Primary.
The Division of Elections this year went back to the way it had been done prior to the Walker-Mallott Administration, where people who ran and won under the Democratic Party were listed thus on the General Election ballot.
Galvin wants to return to the Mallott ballot style, shown on the left here:
Galvin demands that the State of Alaska reprint over 800,000 ballots, so that the letter “N” would appear next to her name.
Meanwhile, the Alaska Supreme Court heard both sides of the lawsuit today and will issue an order by the end of the day, presumably by 4 pm.