Mayoral candidate Dave Bronson widened the gap between him and Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar in the latest vote tally from the Anchorage Division of Elections.
For Saturday’s count, Bronson now has 522 more votes than Dunbar. Bronson has 19,334 votes, and Dunbar has 18,812, as of the end of the Saturday counting session. That’s 32.56% for Bronson, and 31.68 for Dunbar.
Bronson gained a little over 100 votes, or 5 percent more than Dunbar gained, in the batch that was counted on Saturday.
“We’re happy with the direction that these late ballots are trending. It shows that the majority of Anchorage residents are ready to take our city in a new direction,” Bronson said Saturday.
Bill Falsey made a good third-place showing with 7,826 votes so far.
A total of 59,374 votes have been counted, and another possible 5,000 to 10,000 votes remain to be counted, and some of those may not have yet arrived. The mailed ballot deadline is April 16.
The runoff is set for May 11.