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Audit reaffirms passage of Ballot Measure 2 in Alaska

Published: Dec. 14, 2020 at 4:12 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Alaska Division of Elections (DOE) has completed its audit of the 2020 general election results concerning Ballot Measure 2.

The measure, which requires stricter reporting of campaign finance, opens up the primary elections, and utilizes a ranked-choice voting system in the general election, initially passed by 3,781 votes.

According to a Friday, December 11th press release from the DOE, the count, which began Monday, December 7th, was completed on Thursday December 10th.

The audit, which involved only those ballots processed by Dominion voting machines, saw ballot counts reduced in both the YES and NO categories.

With more than 361,400 ballots reviewed during the audit, the affirmative result now leads by 3,746 votes, a 35 vote difference from the initial count.

In the press release Alaska DOE Director Gail Fenumiai said, “”This audit showed what the division knew it would; that our equipment worked properly, and the 2020 General Election was administered accurately and fairly in the state of Alaska.”

The full results of the audit, by district, can be found at the DOE’s website.

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