Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Alaska Will Have A New Governor In November 2006

KTUU Channel 2 in Anchorage has just reported the first results in today's Alaska primary election. With 49% of the votes counted (213 out of 439 precincts), here are the numbers:

Republican Governor:

Sarah Palin - 50%
John Binkley - 31%
Frank Murkowski - 18%
Gerald Heikes - 0.25%
Merica Hlatcu - 0.19%

It's safe to say that Frank's done. It's reasonably safe to project Sarah Palin the winner.


Republican Lieutenant Governor:

Sean Parnell - 57%
Jerry Ward - 43%

It's reasonably safe to project Sean Parnell the winner.


Democratic Governor:

Tony Knowles - 73%
Eric Croft - 26%
Bruce Lemke - 1%

Tony Knowles is in. Percentages listed are of Democratic votes only.


Democratic Lieutenant Governor :

Ethan Berkowitz - 64%
Donald Olson - 18%
Betty Rollins - 13%
Kay Rollinson - 5%

Ethan Berkowitz is in. Percentages listed are of Democratic votes only.


Alaska Independence Party Governor:

Don Wright - 49%
Eddie Burke - 34%
Daniel DeNardo - 17%

How the hell is Don Wright beating Eddie Burke? Burke worked his ass off - we heard nothing from Don Wright. Percentages listed are of AIP votes only. Don Wright appears to have an insurmountable lead.

Ballot Measure One (Campaign Finance Reform):

Yes - 74%
No - 26%

Consider it adopted.


Ballot Measure Two (Cruise Ship Industry Reform):

Yes - 53%
No - 47%

This is a mild surprise. This can still be considered up in the air.

Click here for subsequent updates from the Alaska Division of Elections website.

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