“We are disappointed that the Superior Court ruled that a poll worker error in Shungnak was sufficient to change the outcome of the House District 40 Primary Election. We have already appealed the ruling to the Alaska Supreme Court. We want absolute clarity on the issues involved and will follow whatever measures the Supreme Court deems appropriate in order to secure a fair election for the two Democratic legislative candidates in House District 40.
I want to thank Division of Elections Director Josie Bahnke and her dedicated staff, as well as our state’s lawyers, who are working hard to ensure a legal, timely and clear outcome for the voters in House District 40.”
–Lt. Governor Mallott