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Nail biting day in Alaska's House District 34 where a major upset remains too close to call.
With most absentee and questioned ballots in, Rep. Bill Thomas now leads Jonathon Kreiss-Tomkins by 2 votes. 4,054 votes to 4,052 votes.
We're in this one for the long haul. There is still time for a few more absentees to be counted if they arrive by Friday. And we suspect, no matter what, there is going to be a recount that will take another week or two.
Rep. Bill Thomas (R) the incumbent patrone and former co-chair of the House Finance Committee vs. Jonathon Kreiss-Tomkins (D) the 23-year old challenger bringing a new style of people-based politics to Alaska.
Whatever the outcome, JKT has made history in Alaska politics. There is still hope. He is hanging in there for the long haul. May be a couple of more weeks before additional absentees trickle in and a likely recount is completed.
Reported 167 absentees requested may still come in and there are 3 questioned ballots from Port Alexander remaining to be counted.
The District includes Haines, Sitka, and numerous small villages in SE Alaska.