Posted by: shannynmoore | November 5, 2008

Mark Begich: “This Race is not over.”

Reported 60,000 Alaska votes not counted. Mark Begich, Mayor of Anchorage, says his own vote hasn’t been counted. He won his mayoral race by 18 votes, and knows every one must all be counted. One village on the North Slope has very suspect reports. There was reported “hanky panky” with several precincts. Begich is not conceding and says it could be as late as November 21.
“This race isn’t over yet, they haven’t counted my vote yet.” said Begich.
Ted Stevens has been the Senator from Alaska for forty years and has seven felony convictions for not reporting “gifts” from Bill Allen, CEO of Veco, a oil services provider in Alaska.


Responses

  1. was there really 313,000 alaskan ballots cast in the bush-kerry race in ’04, and only 272,000 this time? or am i crazy?

  2. Stay in there Mark Begich! NEVER YIELD!

  3. 313,000 has to be a fake. it probably still represents that bogus tally when several anchorage districts had a 200%+ turnout. the undertaker’s final revenge, from the grave!

  4. Mark still has a shot at pulling this off, but that three time loser -that sanctimonious douche- Ethan Berkowitz is toast. Bets on whether he sells his stake in Snow City and uses his connections to weasel a DC appointment from his new buddy and coreligionist Rahm Emanuel? F*ck you, Ethan, you couldn’t even beat a dirtbag like Don Young so go back to Frisco.

  5. Never retreat, never surrender!!

    Wait wasn’t that from the movie “300”?

    God I love that movie!

    Mark Begich as King Leonidas?

    Well it is a stretch, but I will fight for him.

  6. AKDem-Are you one of those guys from Wasilla that drives a big truck with a gun rack, has a big dog and a big belt buckle because you have a tiny johnson? Guys like you are so intimidated by substantial men like Ethan that they resort to spouting bigoted crap to compensate for their real or imagined deficiencies.

  7. Begich supports opening ANWR and opening Super Walmarts… I guess he is not too good with paperwork filing either…

    I voted for him, but I’m not a big supporter. Seems to me he panders to everyone to get elected. I may be totally wrong on him though. I’m still catching up on his mayoral history.

    Parents and sister like him and DAMMIT, he’s not a bribe taking felon! Stevens is just not quite there anymore. You can hear it in his conversations with Bill Allen. This is a senator? Ted has the acuity of lithium dosed mental patient and there’s no telling when the wheels are coming off once he gets out of his safety zone.

  8. Mayor Begich has actually been a go-getter who’s taken a pragmatic approach to solve a lot of issues that have not been dealt with during the past few mayors’ administrations. He leans a bit too conservative for me but I let that ride. Ignore the tax complainers for the most part (all those escalating house values mean, oh gee, gotta pay more taxes), see what’s been accomplished. The “he exploded the budget” complaints are not all that accurate when you see where the money went.

    Compared to Begich, his predecessor Mayor Wuerch looked positively inert.

  9. Now we know where Don Young’s legal money went to. He paid off the board of elections!!!!!!!!!

  10. It’s the urban red vote. Look at the red-blue map on page A-10 of today’s (Friday Nov 9) ADN.

    That’s one BLUE state. A ribbon of red starting in Soldotna, winding throuh south Anchorage and along the hillside to Eagle River and the valley, and then up to (parts of) Fairbanks via Glenallen and Delta Junction. Oh, and Ketchikan is the only spot off the road system to be red.

    VERY telling that the only places where Stevens had a true blowout against Begich (that is, Begich in the 30%’s) were mostly (but not all) urban: Soldotna vicinity, the northern Anchorage suburbs, the Mat-Su, Valdez, Glenallen and the eastern Fairbanks suburbs.

  11. It’s the urban red vote. Look at the red-blue map on page A-10 of today’s (Friday Nov 9) ADN.

    That’s one BLUE state. A ribbon of red starting in Soldotna, winding throuh south Anchorage and along the hillside to Eagle River and the valley, and then up to (parts of) Fairbanks via Glenallen and Delta Junction. Oh, and Ketchikan is the only spot off the road system to be red.

    VERY telling that the only places where Stevens had a true blowout against Begich (that is, Begich in the 30%’s) were mostly (but not all) urban: Soldotna vicinity, the northern Anchorage suburbs, the Mat-Su, Valdez, Glenallen and the eastern Fairbanks suburbs.

  12. I have my hopes pinned on Begich but have to wonder what some voters were thinking when they cast their ballots for Stevens. I understand party loyalty, but this? Even if Stevens were to prevail his standing in the Senate would be poor–he’ll have little influence and therefore will not be able to truly represent Alaska.

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed…


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