GOP, undeclared add voters in Alaska

Posted: Tuesday, October 05, 2010

JUNEAU - Nearly 6,000 more Alaskans have registered to vote in the general election than were signed up for the primary.

Voter registration ended Sunday, and new figures from the state Division of Elections show that of the 5,842 additional voters, the biggest gains came in the undeclared category, which also represents the state's largest voting bloc. It added 2,738 voters.

The Republican party added 2,672 more voters than it had heading into the August primary. Democrats lost 83.

The November election features a rematch between Republicans Joe Miller and Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the U.S. Senate race. Miller beat Murkowski by 2,006 votes in the primary, and Murkowski is now running as a write-in candidate. The Democrat in the race is Scott McAdams.

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