Alaska Senate Race Update
As of Friday, the Alaska Division of Elections reported that they had 81,224 uncounted ballots on hand. Absentee ballots mailed from U.S. locations on or before November 4th can continue to arrive until Friday, with ballots from overseas and military bases having until November 19th to be counted.
The final count of absentee and questioned ballots is scheduled for November 19th, with certification of the election on November 25th.
A lot of the outstanding ballots are early votes and Begich is hoping that many of those will be from enthusiastic Barack Obama supporters and that they will generally trend Democratic. There are currently almost 10,000 early votes still to be counted.
Meanwhile, the Alaska Democratic Party believes the amount of votes remaining to be counted in areas Begich won on Tuesday bodes well for the Democrat.