ALASKA! ELECTIONS

ALASKA! ELECTIONS were once steller exercises in honor and integrity. The Alaska Division of Elections used paper ballots. Citizens (including myself) took their roles as poll volunteers very seriously. The People had faith in the outcomes. That has changed with some 114,000 Alaskans receiving notice in the last statewide election that our digital information had been stolen. At this rate we will soon be a very rich state–with a small population–competing to be a third-world neighbor between Canada and Russia. Alaskans know neither neighbor is our friend but we play an important role in national security of our master, USA.

Year-end review

Seeking Alaskan Truths in 2021 (2021©donnliston.co)   Living the Alaskan Lifestyle is by definition active. Sitting at a computer screen or looking at a phone are not active pursuits. So, having lived the Alaskan Lifestyle 60 years means I have mostly found my groove in dealing with demands of Alaskan Life—I’ve done enough Alaskan stuff …

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What is the AK Roundtable?

Alaska’s Challenges Demand Answers (2021©donnliston.co) Ric Davidge is co-founder and “referee” of the AK Roundtable. In educational terms, one generation transfers knowledge to the next by what has been called the Intergenerational Transfer of Cognitive Knowledge.[1] That is what our teachers and schools are supposed to be doing—imparting the common knowledge to young Alaskans necessary to promote …

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We have Options

Election Reform Bait-And-Switch (2021©donnliston.co) Many Alaskans appear to be in denial that our modern elections could be circumvented by forces of evil. They seem to think the Alaska Ranked Choice Voting proposition that barely passed in 2020 is about taking power away from the established Democrat and Republican parties.[1] Other concerned Alaskans continue to comb …

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Alaska Election Challenges

 We Must do Better J. Christian Adams of Public Interest Legal Foundation, and Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation spoke about 2020 Alaska Election irregularities at the Alaska Roundtable on October 26, 2021. They have a wealth of information about Alaska voting and have sued many states to require election accountability. They were brought to Alaska by the Alaska Policy Forum. Alaska elections have …

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Alaska Redistricting Options with update 10/08/21

 Who decides whom you can vote for in Alaska? (2021©donnliston.co)   Alaskans for Free, Fair and Equitable Redistricting proposed map. To enlarge specific areas with the interactive map go to: AFFERRedistricting (arcgis.com) ********** As a young man just graduated from East Anchorage High School in the summer of 1969 I was at loose ends. I …

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Alaskans Have Much to Lose

Fighting for Alaska Election Integrity   Spring Denali climbers are arriving in Talkeetna now, to be flown to the basecamp, where they will begin their torturous assent to the highest mountain in North America. Holly Sheldon-Lee is again busy managing a business that goes back to her father, pioneer Wager with the Wind pilot Don …

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Please Vote for Me for MEA Board!

MEA Serves Eagle River Well (2021©donnliston.co)   When Chugach/Eagle River wanted electrical power, at a time when the community was sleepy but growing, Municipal Light and Power (ML&P) didn’t want the bother of hooking us up from Anchorage. A Chugiak area activist, Justine Parks took the steps to involve Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) in delivering …

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PAST Legislative Hopes

Elections Have Consequences Reflections In December of 2021 on what we hoped might be possible after the election. The Alaska Legislature in recent years has become a spectacle. We have voted for people who we thought understood what Alaskans want: Safety and Security, Limited and efficient State Govern-ment, Protection of the Permanent Fund with use …

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