Dave Bronson grew a sizable lead over Forrest Dunbar in the latest vote count released by the Anchorage Election Office. Some 6,052 votes were counted today, and Bronson now has a 1,116-vote lead.
87,165 have been counted so far. An estimated 4,900 ballots are still out in the runoff election for Anchorage mayor:
- Bronson has 44,076 votes.
- Dunbar has 42,960 votes.
The difference between the vote counts is 1.28 percent, far beyond the half-percent difference that would prompt a recount.
In addition, Dunbar would have to take three-to-one out of the remaining uncounted ballots to overcome the Bronson lead.
The municipal election workers do not plan to count ballots over the weekend, Must Read Alaska has learned.