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Number of outstanding ballots grows to 81,000

...remaining in Southeast are absentees, 15,826, and questioned ballots, 3,864. The Alaska Democratic Party's Bethany Lesser said the amount of votes remaining to be counted in areas Begich won mean they are still optimistic Begich will win...
Stevens falls further behind in vote count

...R-Fairbanks. Kelly now leads that race 5,000 to 4,999. Remaining to be counted are 23,000 ballots, according to Bethany Lesser of the Alaska Democratic Party. All remaining ballots are expected to be counted Tuesday. The statutory deadline...
Uncounted ballots keep trickling in

...race. "There could be enough ballots left after Wednesday's count for the race to still go either way," said Bethany Lesser, press secretary for the Alaska Democratic Party. Giving Democrats hope is where the ballots are from. Many are...
Alaska pollster speculates about errant prediction

...Democratic party said Dittman's theory may be right. "I don't know, I mean that is very well plausible," said Bethany Lesser. "I think that it's disappointing how few people came out this year." If Dittman is right, it adds fuel to...
Begich takes charge of race

...said he thought traditionally Republican absentee voters would favor Stevens, but the Alaska Democratic Party's Bethany Lesser pointed out that Begich had run an aggressive campaign to encourage absentee voting. More than a week after the election...


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