mark begich ahead by 3 votes in alaska

from raw replay: After the latest vote counting, Mark Begich is leading Sen. Ted Steven for Senator of Alaska. 43,000 absentee votes were counted today. The board of elections says an additional 35,000 ballots will be counted in the next week. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Nov. 12, 2008.

update: begich now leading by 814 votes
from raw story: The dyspeptic Republican senator convicted of taking gifts may soon be out of a job. Mark Begich, Sen. Ted Stevens’ opponent in the Alaska Senate race, is now leading Stevens by 814 votes – 132,196 to 131,382 – with about 40,000 votes left to go. Begich was behind the day after the election but has made up ground as absentee, early and questioned ballots have been added to the pile. If re-elected, Stevens would become the first convict ever elected to the Senate. If his election fails, Begich would succeed the 40-year Senate veteran.

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