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Empire Editorial: Discretionary voting rigs the game for Native corporations

...ballots and spread votes among their prefered candidates so each had just enough to win. You could forget about any independent candidate ever winning.You probably wouldn't consider the process to be very democratic - or fair - for anyone but the...
Palin backs independent candidate for governor

ANCHORAGE - Sarah Palin is supporting an independent candidate for her former office instead of her lieutenant governor.The former Alaska governor hosted a reception for Bill Walker at her...
Parnell, Walker joust at Soldotna forum

...options for governor, two opponents spent some time during a Wednesday debate trying to discredit one another.Independent candidate Bill Walker said in discussing the budget during the race, he has been under attack by Gov. Sean Parnell's...
Alaska election workers to resume count of ballots

...workers resume counting at least 33,000 absentee and questioned ballots from the Nov. 4 general election.Independent candidate Bill Walker leads Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell by about 4,000 votes.Elections director Gail Fenumiai...
Mallott, Walker could team up

...talks over the weekend about the possibility of joining forces, according to a news release from Walker, the independent candidate for governor.Although an agreement has not yet been reached, Walker would remain the gubernatorial candidate...
Candidates for Alaska Governor 'talk fish' at Kodiak forum

...Incumbent governor Sean Parnell faces competition from two opponents: Democratic candidate Byron Mallott and Independent candidate Bill Walker. Since 1990, Kodiak has hosted fisheries debates for candidates vying both for Alaska governor and...
Candidates for governor's race plan their next moves

...Parnell and Democratic challenger Byron Mallott easily won their party nominations Tuesday, advancing to face independent candidate Bill Walker.The 51-year-old Parnell planned a news conference Wednesday. His first order of business will...
Third-party candidates in Senate races worry GOP revive his re-election bid in a state that should be easy for Republicans.It's a rare achievement by independent candidate Greg Orman, although it's far from certain he can oust Roberts on Nov. 4. Still, his story might inspire...
Senate, governor races remain in limbo

...D-Alaska, by over 8,100 votes after Tuesday's general election. The gubernatorial race was even closer, with independent candidate Bill Walker holding about a 3,000-vote edge over incumbent Republican Gov. Sean Parnell.The Alaska Division...
Fish to be Libertarian US Senate candidate

...won. Party chairman Michael Chambers has said voters might have confused Thom Walker with Bill Walker, an independent candidate running for governor.At least five candidates are set to appear on November ballot for the Senate seat held...


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