Posted: November 13, 2008
Begich leads Stevens by 814 votes in Alaska Senate race
Challenger Begich is ahead by 814 votes in the race against Ted Stevens. Out of 495,731 registered voters in Alaska, 282,996 cast ballots including 278,837 votes in the Begich/Stevens race according to this report from the Alaska Division of Elections. It is not entirely clear whether more ballots remain to be counted. This Nov. 10 memo from state officials said that most of the outstanding ballots would be counted on Nov. 12. But the division's homepage has an entry indicating that the vote count is complete. Update (9:51 AM EST): Roughly 40,000 more ballots remain to be counted according to this report from The Anchorage Daily News.