Alaska primary race got 7 applications from dead people

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2017, file photo state Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, an Anchorage Republican, speaks with House Majority Leader Chris Tuck, an Anchorage Democrat, before the start of the Alaska legislative session, at the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. Alaska election officials say there have been irregularities found in the absentee balloting system for LeDoux’s race, in which she trails Aaron Weaver by three votes. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seven people who are considered dead by the state of Alaska asked for absentee ballots for a hotly contested state House race in last week’s primary election. Two others told election officials they didn’t vote, even though state had absentee ballots in their names.