Anchorage Mayor, Giant Slayer

At some point yesterday, it became clear that Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich had erased Ted Stevens' election-night lead in their Senate race and was ahead ...
by | November 13, 2008
 

Begich At some point yesterday, it became clear that Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich had erased Ted Stevens' election-night lead in their Senate race and was ahead by three votes.

At last count, Begich has pulled into an 814-vote lead. The celebrated Nate Silver says that the remaining votes come from likely Begich territory, making him the "overwhelming favorite" to prevail.

Apparently, the total number of votes should put to rest conspiracy theories about why turnout would be down in the state when a native daughter was on the national ticket. But I haven't yet read an explanation about why vote counting is so slow in Alaska.

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