been no change in the District 36 election report all day today. The numbers
that came in at 12:30 this morning remain standing, though the number of
absentee votes remaining to be counted has been revealed to be 1,381.
Alan Austerman has a thin lead over Democrat Andy Lundquist. With 13 of 14
precincts reporting, Austerman had 2,047 votes to Lundquist's 1,936, a
difference of only 111. That is less than 3 percentage points difference.
says he is not surprised by the closeness of the race.
Lundquist last night said he
seemed comfortable with waiting a little while longer for the
general election results.
who in the past has represented Kodiak in both the state house and state
senate, gave the newcomer Lundquist credit for a job well done.
absentee-in-person voting was brisk in Kodiak over the past two weeks,
resulting in 1,381 votes left to count. There is no word from the state
Division of Elections when that might be done, but it could be as late as
This is the
second time residents of Alaska House District 36, which includes the Kodiak
Island Borough and portions of the Lake and
Peninsula Borough, have had to wait for final results. It was weeks after the
August primary election before Lundquist was declared the winner of the
Democratic contest over Dave Kaplan.