Republican Dan Sullivan is expected to defeat Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in the final vote count in the Alaska Senate race, according to an analysis by a reporter for Alaska Public Radio Network.
Reporter Alexandra Gutierrez’s analysis arrived at the same conclusion as an analysis conducted by Alaska News-Miner. Begich would reportedly need to win more than 56 percent of the uncounted votes to overtake Sullivan.
Sullivan led Begich by 8,149 votes after Election Day last week, but Begich refused to concede. The Democrat is waiting on more than 21,000 uncounted absentee ballots, allegedly from rural areas where the mail is slower, and plans to question some other votes. But as The Daily Caller reported, information leaking out of official state sources showed that many of the absentee votes that were not counted on Election Day are not coming from rural areas but are actually coming from cities including Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Democrat-friendly Juneau. (RELATED: When Will Mark Begich Concede In Alaska?)
The Alaska Division of Elections will begin counting the uncounted votes Tuesday.