(CNN) - Republican Sen. Ted Stevens has fallen 814 votes behind Democratic challenger Mark Begich as vote counting continues in Alaska.
The Anchorage mayor was trailing Stevens in the initial count, which did not include at least 90,000 absentee, early and provisional ballots.
With nearly two-thirds of those votes now tallied, Begich has taken the lead. An estimated 40,000 ballots have yet to be counted – a majority of them from the area of the state that includes Anchorage, according to state elections officials.
I can't believe the people of Alaska would vote for a convicted felon who may be spending some time behind bars. In a state where you can skip out on jury duty during the deliberations of a state Senator who is on trial for corruption and get away with it, anything I guess can happen. The electorate there is similiar to the electorate in Louisiana. How could they be so far apart and so blindly like-minded?
This election should be a no brain-er. We and the people of Alaska deserve better then Steven or Palin. Their kind of politics needs to be over now.
This is why every vote counts.
I just don't understand...you can't be a convicted felon to vote, how can you be a convicted felon and hold an elected office?
Go Begich! Alaska I begining to really worry about you folks...... what is the problem? It is the cold weather hun???
And the GOP wanted to suppress votes, HA!
Stevens does not deserve to win. Alaska, look at what he has already done to you, and he thinks he deserves to win and all the stuff he got.
Not to mention he's older than dirt. There's a reason why we take the car keys away from Grandpa eventually.
GREAT NEWS !!! COME ON MINNIE !!! COUNT ALL OF THOSE VOTES FOR AL.
Quit bad mouthing the people of Alaska!!! You elected Obama for President even though he was not born in the United States!!!! Now who are the smart ones???? Obama has more skeltons in his closet than a halloween store!!!
(Matt shine) GET A --ING LIFE. YOUR NOTHING BUT A STINKEN --ING HATER. YOU YOUNG PUNKS CARE NOTHING ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY OR YOU WOULDN'T JUMP ON A BANDWAGON FOR HISTORY NOT EXPERIENCE.YOUR LITTLE SCHOOL BOY OBAMA HAS TO DELIVER ALL HIS BS. HE PROMISES. HE IS GOING TO NEED REP'S FOR REAL DECISIONS.
What's the story with the Senate race in Minnesota? I know that last time it was really tight with Coleman a little bit ahead.
Enough already.......Unbelievable that a felon can stil actually be in the running. Says a lot for good old Wasilla....
Well, if Ted Stevens wins, I say............
Marion Berry for Alaskan Gov!!
If I Were To Committ Multiple Felonies I Would Be In Jail! Why Is He Not In Jail?!
Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia- 538 reports that the rest of the dsitricts are Begich-friendly districts..he's an overwhelming favorite to win the Alaska Senate Race
May God Be With him
For all you kiddies that cry foul about 'a convicted felon', there's still an appeal coming, besides which, it was you same people that lathered over Bill Clinton after he perjured himself in front of a Grand Jury after wagging his finger at the American people when he said, "I did not have sex with that woman."
That's why you're laughable hypocrites.
did anyone else have trouble understanding GARY's post?
Let this election season be a lesson for all rethuglicans (not republicans who are decent people) that America is tired of the crooked, lying, cheating, smear tactics and divisiveness and hate your party is becoming known for. This movement is gaining ground and you had better get aboard.
Boy Gary you sound like a bad loser........
Gary, I guess you weren't happy with the outcome of the Election. Poor thing. Maybe your party should have been less racist, hateful, divisive, and chose a running mate with an IQ higher than the temperature in Alaska.
Maybe after this we won't have to hear from Palin for a long, long, long, long, long, time.