Alaska’s congressional candidate leaders continue to lead, with no discernible change for the final four for the August ballot.
The vote total in the special congressional primary is now 150,036, which is 2,493 votes more than announced at 1 pm. Most of the latest votes appear to have come from Fairbanks, with both Adam Wool and John Coghill gaining a few votes, although they are far down from the final four. Wool and Coghill are well-known Fairbanksans.
There were 48 names on the ballot to choose from in the June 11 special primary election to replace Congressman Don Young until the voters make their final decision in November.
The leader standing, as of 2:20 pm on Friday:
- Palin: 41,302, 27.59%
- Begich: 28,859, 19.27%
- Gross: 18,936, 12.65%
- Peltola: 14,133, 9.44%
The top four above will appear on the Aug. 16 ballot, where voters will rank them in their order of preference.