AP calls Alaska Senate Race for Republican, Alaska Democrats Pitch Fit
Call Republican winner a “spoiled child”
In the wee small hours of the morning, the Associated Press called the Alaska Senate race for Republican Challenger Dan Sullivan, making another notch on the GOP’s belt of ousted incumbents.
According to the AP:
Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, defeating first-term incumbent Democrat Mark Begich.
Sullivan led Begich by about 8,100 votes on Election Night last week and held a comparable edge after election workers had counted about 20,000 absentee, early-voted and questioned ballots late Tuesday. Thousands more ballots remained to be counted, but the results indicated that Begich could not overcome Sullivan’s lead.
The Alaska seat was initially considered key to the Republicans’ hopes of taking control of the U.S. Senate, but that goal was accomplished before the Alaska race was decided.
Sullivan, in a statement, said he was humbled and sounded a note of inclusion. While it was a hard-fought race, moving forward “I want to emphasize that my door will always be open to all Alaskans,” he said.
“While we have challenges to address, the opportunities in Alaska and our country are limitless,” Sullivan said. “Today, we are going to begin the process of turning our country around and building a brighter future for our children.”
Begich was not conceding. His campaign manager, Susanne Fleek-Green, said in a statement that Begich believes every vote deserves to be counted and will follow the Division of Elections as it continues toward a final count.
The Alaska Democrats were less than impressed though. Taking to Twitter, they referred to Sullivan as a “spoiled child.”
Actually election officials still are counting votes in #Alaska. The spoiled child will just have to wait. #aksen
— Alaska Democrats (@AlaskaDemocrats) November 12, 2014
And in case you were curious how elections work, the Alaska Democratss have some news for you:
Newsflash: Candidates don’t unilaterally stop the vote count. We have a democratic process that includes counting all votes #aksen #akelect
— Alaska Democrats (@AlaskaDemocrats) November 12, 2014
Begich’s campaign account has not tweeted since Election Day.
At least the Alaskan Democrats handled the news gracefully.
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Looks like the dems are going to pull one of their “oh look, more ballots” tricks in AZ Congressional District 2 (Gabby Giffords old district).
No doubt Sheriff DUPEnick will be the referee.
McSally is a great candidate and will do a fantasti job for Pina County.
Arizona is my winter home. I summer up in Washington state and am a resident of Washington. Here is the deal…. I don’t get to vote here in Arizona. Not even for local issues and issues that impact my property tax. Yet, the dems here are all about illegal voters. It really pisses me off to see these elections stolen by illegal voting and vote counting.
My family lives in the Continental school district and received these additional ballots after we mailed in each of our ballots. The instruction sheet states in part “Each ballot arrived with a white early ballot affidavit envelope. You should return each ballot in its corresponding white envelope. Make certain you sign both envelopes where indicated.”
Either 213 people aren’t very good at reading or the Democrats have found yet another way to magically “find” just enough ballots to steal our seat.
I was a life long independent voter who ALWAYS pulled the lever for the Democrats until I learned about all the lies the Dems and their media allies were feeding us. I’m none too pleased with being duped for all those years. So thank you Mr. Jacobson and your excellent team for helping to open my eyes. Your website has made a difference to me and my family.
Doesn’t that describe Obama instead?
Why would you insult spoiled children so?
So all of a sudden, it’s inappropriate for a candidate to respond when the race gets called by the media? Really?
WHATEVER is good for Dems, is what they do, regardless of their prior positions.
We all know this.
“At least the Alaskan Democrats handled the news gracefully.”
Relatively speak, yeah. They did.
Just bear in mind how they treated Palin. Comparatively, they were the soul of decorum here.
For the supposed “smart party”, they really seem to miss the irony of that tweet. Pot, meet petulance.
At least the seat is going back to the GOP. If it weren’t for Dem shenanigans involving prosecutorial misconduct Stevens may not have lost the seat. Gee the 41st vote against Obamacare.
Even with the bogus prosecution – for which the prosecutors were reprimanded by the courts – Begich only won in 2008 by about 4000, most of his margin ‘coming in late.’
It’s harder to ‘find’ these votes in rural Alaska, too easily noticed when turnout gets over 100%. The current margin for Sullivan is insurmountable without a level of fraud that could not pass undetected.
About that rural Democratic vote, one of Alaska’s dirty little secrets is that is has far and away the highest percentage of people in the nation who are on public assistance i.e. cash welfare payments. Most of them are in remote rural areas. Part of this is because of the seasonal nature of much work in Alaska. Part of it is because the time limits on how long one can receive welfare do not apply to residents in Native American villages with chronic high unemployment.
It was high turnout among the rural Native American vote that gave the corrupt Lisa Muskowski her write in victory in 2010.
Begich is an infant, but with hardening of the arteries.
the district where dems notoriously stuff the ballot box. heh.