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GOP sweeps Alaska


Sen. Dan Sullivan in Anchorage, Alaska Associated Press/Photo by Mark Thiessen (file)

GOP sweeps Alaska

The Associated Press projected Wednesday that Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, would win reelection. A win by Sullivan gives Republicans 50 seats in the U.S. Senate. President Donald Trump picked up the state’s three electoral votes the same day, marking the 14th straight time a Republican presidential candidate has won the state. Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young also won the state’s at-large seat in the House for the 25th consecutive time. Young, who has represented the state since 1973, is the longest-serving member of the House.

What does that mean for the Senate? Cal Cunningham on Tuesday conceded to GOP Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s race. That puts the Republican Party on the brink of retaining its majority in the Senate. Runoff elections in Georgia in January will decide the winners of the two final seats in the Senate. Democrats need to win both plus the presidency to hold a majority in the chamber. The margin for the presidential race is so tight in Georgia that the state is doing a hand recount of the ballots, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger said Wednesday.

Dig deeper: Read Jamie Dean’s report on this week’s key political questions.


Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va.

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West Gramma

Jerry, If you followed Trump's comments since at least two months BEFORE the election, you would know that the mere fact of large scale absentee voting--let alone digital voting, My goodness!--is fraudulent. Don't you realize, according to Trump, that honest people always vote in person, unless, of course, you've lived in Washington/New York for a number of years and filed an absentee ballot in Florida.

Narissara

Yes, it's a mess, and we need to pray for our country!  That the Democratic Party has "volunteered to be sued" is kind of an odd way of looking at it, but I suppose it's accurate.  I imagine they want to join so they can bring a counterclaim aganst Trump.  They could file a seperate action, but the court would probably combine the two anyway.  It would be a more efficient use of the court's time, and they might even be hoping that making that conciliation will make the court a tiny bit more predisposed to their side. 

JerryM

The above comments  illustrate the problem we have in our culture.  We cannot continue to react reflexively and emotionally to current issues, often in a way that suits our predisposed ideas.  
I am certainly not saying President Trump is innocent of such charges but there is evidence of fraud that appears to support his allegations and would affect the results (see here, for example: https://www.lifenews.com/2020/11/12/rudy-giuliani-650000-votes-were-illegally-counted-in-philadelphia-and-pittsburgh/ and https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/12/lawsuit-claims-40000-plus-fraudulent-ballots-pumped-through-detroit-for-joe-biden/).   
If there is evidence of fraud in Alaska that would likely affect the results then, I agree, there should be a recount.

Above all can we act in love to one another?

Tim Miller

Good points!
Here's what we know* so far:

1. Dominion software is used in Alaska to facilitate "remote voting." No joke. 

2. Trump got 13,000 fewer absentee votes than Biden, but still won the election. How do they think that happend?

3. Alaska not only offers no excuse absentee voting, but you can get your ballot by FAX or online, a TOTAL RECIPE for disaster.

4. Typically, in Alaska you have to have someone witness your filling out an absentee ballot. Because of COVID-19, that requirement is no longer in effect, another opportunity to fraudulently fill out multiple ballots.

Certainly, I can't prove fraud in Alaska, but these things are quite suspicious on their face, and I strongly recommend a hand recount.

West Gramma

Where's the complaining from Republicans when the news media called this shot? No different at all! And look at the majority of mail-in ballots? Are we sure it's not fraud?

West Gramma

LOL!

Tim Miller

I call for a recount.