CONGRESSMAN DON YOUNG MAKES HISTORY WITH 25TH TERM
The mainstream media has called President Donald Trump and Sen. Dan Sullivan as winners of their respective races in Alaska.
NBC and the Washington Post both announced these races on Wednesday morning, after results were released late Tuesday night. About one-third of the vote is yet to be counted in the state.
Although Congressman Don Young received more votes than the president or Sullivan at this point, the news media did not call that election. Young won 150,443 votes, to Alyse Galvin’s 108,269, making Young the highest vote-getter in the state this election, so far.
It appears Young will be elected to his 25th term in office, making history for Alaska once again. He has served since 1973.
At the latest count from Nov. 10, Sen. Sullivan had 149,669 votes to Alan Gross’ 97,608, a crushing 57-37 landslide. More votes are expected to be counted that will close that margin but are not likely to overtake it.
Gross has not yet made a concession statement. On Twitter on Tuesday night, Gross wrote: “More than 100,000 ballots left to count. 30% of the vote not counted out there! We can win this.”
Like Gross, Trump has also not conceded defeat, although he has an uphill battle through the courts, should he choose that path.
In Alaska, Trump won 148,624 votes to Joe Biden’s 102,080, a 56-39 victory. Alaska’s three electoral votes will go to Trump.