A recount in an Anchorage House race didn’t change the winner: Democrat Liz Snyder defeated Republican Rep. Lance Pruitt by 11 votes.
The margin of victory shrank by two votes, with one vote added to Pruitt’s total and one vote subtracted from Snyder’s, in the recount completed on Friday.
The recount was requested by a group of 11 Anchorage voters.
The election was a rematch, after Pruitt narrowly defeated Snyder in 2018. It was the most expensive Alaska legislative race this year.
A Division of Elections spokesperson expressed hope the recount shows that state’s new Dominion Voting machines are accurate, and that it will build voters’ confidence in Alaska’s election process.