Tuesday, November 11, 2008

50,000 votes to be counted in Alaska on Wednesday

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Election night 2008 continues:

The roller coaster Alaska Senate race could take another turn Wednesday when election officials there plan to count some 50,000 absentee and early ballots which previously have not been totalled.

Alaska's unofficial tally currently shows incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Stevens leading Democratic opponent Mark Begich 48 percent to 46.6 percent. Stevens, a political juggernaut in Washington, is clutching that narrow lead even after a jury found him guilty of seven felony corruption counts last month. The 40-year senator insists he is innocent.

Stevens and Begich are currently separated by just 3,257 votes, according to the Alaska Division of Elections Web site. - CNN

From the Alaska Democratic Party:
Nearly 29% of the vote remains to be counted in Alaska’s elections.

Ballots not yet tallied = 90,635, or nearly 29 percent (28.8%) of the vote.

With the total vote at 314,268 (turnout at 63.3%), we are still under the number who voted in 2004, when turnout was 314,502 and turnout was 66.6%.
The Division of Elections (DOE) plans to count many of the remaining ballots Wednesday, and the remainder on Friday.

Click here for the latest totals on ballots yet to be counted in Alaska’s statewide and state legislative elections.