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  •  Nov. 13: Begich takes lead in latest vote count (0+ / 0-)

    Begich now leads Stevens 814 votes = 132,196 to 131,382

    Begich takes lead in latest vote count
    SENATE RACE: Anchorage mayor swings from 3,000-vote deficit to 814-vote advantage.

    November 13th, 2008 01:56 AM

    Mark Begich made a dramatic comeback Wednesday to overtake 40-year incumbent Ted Stevens for the lead in Alaska's U.S. Senate race.

    Begich, who was losing after election night, now leads Stevens by 814 votes -- 132,196 to 131,382 -- with the state still to count roughly 40,000 more ballots over the next week.

    The state Division of Elections tallied about 60,000 absentee, early and questioned ballots from around the state on Wednesday. The ballots broke heavily in the Democrat's favor ....


    The state still needs to count at least 15,000 questioned ballots and an estimated 25,000 absentees. With all the absentee votes coming in, this will be one of the biggest turnouts, if not the biggest in terms of ballots cast, the state has ever seen. ............

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