1 seat: 1R

Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)

  • Voter Turnout: 3rd (64%)
  • Victory Margin: 44th (53%)

Facts in Focus

  • Fewer than one half adults in Alaska voted for their House member, Don Young, in 2000 yet the state's "representation index" was the second highest in the nation that year.
  • Young's 70% of the vote is the largest percentage he has won in more than 12 years.
  • Despite Alaska's excellent representation index, it ranks 25th in the "democracy index."
  • Rep. Young has represented Alaska since 1972 despite opposition candidates consistently winning more than 35% of votes.

How Alaska ranked in  2000

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