In the Senate race in Alaska, Mark Begich (the progressive Democratic mayor of Anchorage) currently trails his odious opponent, the corrupt incumbent Ted Stevens, by 3353 votes. But there are 60,000 to 70,000 absentee, early, and provisional ballots yet to be counted --- up to 25% of the total number of ballots cast. These could very well tip the election to Begich and give Democrats a more solid majority in the Senate.
Alaska statute mandates that all votes be counted within ten days of the election. With weekends, the count should be completed no later than Friday, November 21.
The Begich campaign will be sending staff to Fairbanks, Juneau, Nome, Wasilla, and Anchorage. This unexpected turn in the race means additional costs --- so they need your help one last time to raise an additional $50,000!