With 76,022 ballots counted, Dave Bronson has taken the lead in the runoff for Anchorage Mayor. Bronson has 38,150 votes to Dunbar’s 37,872. Bronson has a 278 vote lead on Wednesday after being behind by 114 votes on Tuesday night.
The percentage difference is 50.18% to 49.82%, still within the margin that would require an automatic recount.
On Tuesday night, 72,000 ballots had been counted by the time the Anchorage Municipal Clerk stopped work for the night. Uncounted then were ballots cast on Tuesday.
Political analysts believe another 20,000 votes remain to be counted over the next several days.