ALASKA REPUBLICANS MAINTAIN 2-1 DOMINANCE IN VOTER STRENGTH
In the latest release of data from the Division of Elections, Republican registrations grew, while Alaska Democrat registrations shrank, year over year.
The Division of Elections this month published its latest data on registered voters. Here’s what it shows:
Republicans: 143,726 are registered in January, 2019, up from 141,636 one year ago, a gain of 2,090 voters
Democrats: 75,817 are registered in January, 2019, down from 76,362 one year ago, a loss of 585 voters.
Overall voter registrations: 575,449 total registrations in January, 2019, up from 531,749 in January, 2018, due to automatic registrations, which dumps unregistered people into the undeclared category. A gain of 43,700 voters overall.
Bottom line: Republicans outnumber Democrats in Alaska, 2 to 1. But nonaligned voters exceed both parties combined.
BUCKING A TREND
The Rasmussen Report reports that there are 31 states (plus the District of Columbia) with party registration; in the others, such as Virginia, voters register without reference to party.
In 19 states and the District of Columbia, there are more registered Democrats than Republicans.
In just 12 states, there are more registered Republicans than Democrats.
In aggregate, 40 percent of all voters in party registration states are Democrats, 29 percent are Republicans, and 28 percent are independents, according to Rasmussen Report. The Democrats advantage in the party registration states is about 12 million.