Election Workers Scan Absentee, Questioned Ballots

A worker counting absentees at the division of elections in Anchorage. Photo by Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

Election workers were also scanning hundreds of absentee and questioned ballots at the Division of Election office in Anchorage today. Four workers fed stacks of paper ballots into Accuvote machines.

There is one Senate race and one House race in Anchorage that are too close to call. In the House race, Republican Lance Pruitt is now leading Democrat Pete Peterson by 216 votes, increasing his margin of victory by 120 votes. The Division of Elections has not yet updated results for the Senate race between incumbent Democrat Hollis French and Republican Bob Bell. French holds a lead of 247 votes in that race.

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