Alaska Supreme Court rules against Pruitt election challenge

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled against Republican Minority Leader Lance Pruitt’s bid for a new election after a recount showed he lost his state House seat by 11 votes.

    Anttorney for Pruitt had asked the court to order a new election, arguing state election officials did not properly act in changing a polling location. But the Supreme Court, in a brief order, said it agreed with a lower court that Pruitt had not met the burden to sustain an election contest.

    A recount showed Pruitt had lost to Democrat Liz Snyder by 11 votes.

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