6:03 p.m. Caucuses will end in Alaska at 11:00 p.m. CST. The Democrats will allocate 13 of its 18 convention delegates from the caucuses today in proportion to the support each candidate receives at the caucuses.
On the Republican side, at election district caucuses held today and Saturday, delegates to the state convention are selected and participants in each caucus determine whether presidential preference will be a factor in choosing the delegates. Delegates to the state convention March 13-15 choose 26 of the 29 delegates to the national convention. There is no formal system for allocating the delegates. In addition, three unpledged delegates are selected from party leaders.
11:45 p.m. NBC and Fox News have named Barack Obama the winner of the Alaska caucuses.This is Obama’s 13th victory of the evening, and he is now 5 for 5 in caucuses, with New Mexico still pending.
1:11 a.m. Republican (28% reporting)
Romney = 41%
Huckabee = 22%
McCain = 19%
Paul = 16%
Uncommitted = 2%
Romney looks to be well on his way to his 7th victory of the evening – 2 shy of John McCain’s total. This would make Romney 5 for 6 in caucuses, with a devastating loss to Huckabee in West Virginia.
1:28 a.m. Fox News just called the Alaska caucuses for Mitt Romney, his 7th victory on Super Tuesday, right in line with Smart Politics’ prediction made on Monday evening.