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BREAKING: BEGICH TAKES LEAD OVER STEVENS IN AK

h/t BradBlog.com

UPDATE: from Daily Kos:

Stevens (R) 131,382
Begich (D) 132,196

That’s a Begich lead of 814 votes.

BREAKING: BEGICH TAKES 3 VOTE LEAD OVER STEVENS IN ALASKA’S U.S. SENATE RACE!

As the counting continued of the 90,000 previously uncounted votes in Alaska today (a full third of the total votes cast had remained untabulated), Democratic Anchorage mayor Mark Begich has now taken a three vote lead over the convicted Republican felon Sen. Ted Stevens who had previously led by some 3,200 votes.

From Public Record:
Alaska Senator Ted Stevens is dangerously close to losing his senate seat as Democratic challenger Mark Begich now leads the closely watched race by 3 votes with thousands more absentee ballots still to be counted.

The latest vote tally from the Alaska Division of Elections shows Begich, the mayor of Anchorage, leading Stevens with 125,019 votes to 125,016. If Begich prevails he would be the first Democrat in Alaska elected to the Senate since the 1970s.

As predicted, the previously-uncounted early and absentee ballots were likely to favor the Democrat. Looks like they have.

Read more on Brad Blog.