From Bethany Lesser at the Alaska Democrats:
Hey, just wanted to send you guys a quick update on what numbers we’re seeing today.
The latest information from the Alaska Division of Elections is that so far, there are 58,475 early and absentee votes that have not been counted yet, and 16,052 question (provisional) ballots left. That means there are up to 74,527 ballots left to be counted in the Alaska Senate Race.
Mark Begich is only down 3,257, so this race is far from over. As a side note, on Election Day, Begich won Elmendorf Air Force Base, Fort Richardson, and Fort Wainwright, bucking the notion that Republicans carry military bases.
I will send along additional information as we get it. Hope this helps – as always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.