AP Says Convicted Felon Senator Ted Stevens-R Has Lost Re-election
The Associated Press says Mark Begich has beaten convicted felon and incument Republican Senator Ted Stevens in the race for Alaska's Senate seat. Early November, it [appeared] that Stevens [was ahead]*- but then it was discovered that 90,000 ballots, mostly from Democrat areas, had not yet been counted.
Mark Begich, the Democratic Anchorage mayor, has defeated Sen. Ted Stevens in a closely contested, see-saw race for the United States Senate, according to Associated Press projections.
The Division of Elections has almost concluded an initial count of absentee, early in-person and questioned ballots Tuesday. That, coupled with the numbers culled from Election Day, gave Begich a 3,724-vote lead over Stevens, the 40-year Republican incumbent, with about 2,500 ballots left to count.
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