Canvas Changes Outcome In Wrangell Mayor’s Race

Absentee and faxed ballots have changed the outcome of the mayoral race for the City and Borough of Wrangell.

Donald McConachie Sr. picked up eight faxed votes during the canvassing process on Thursday, enough to erase David L. Jack’s five-vote lead after Tuesday’s election. Jack, also an assembly member, picked up one vote in Thursday’s canvass.

Deputy Clerk Carol Bean says the final tally was 303-301 in McConachie’s favor. The count is final, and results will be certified Monday.

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