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Alaska Election Results 2012: Young retains House seat; Romney wins

Here is a summary of the election results in Alaska: (View full map)


Mitt Romney, to the surprise of few, was listed by the Associated Press early Wednesday as the winner of the state’s three electoral votes. The inevitability of a Romney victory seemed assured by history: Of all Democrats who ran for president since Alaska became a state in 1959, only Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964, carried the state.


As expected, Republican Rep. Don Young retained the state’s only seat in the House. Comparing the funds raised by him and his opponent indicated that his return to the House was a virtual certainty. He raised almost $1 million compared with the $14,000 reported by his opponent.

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