Convicted Sen. Ted Stevens Continues to Slip in Vote Count

Sen. Ted Stevens lost his criminal trial. Could he now lose his seat in the Senate after 40 years? It looks like it could happen.

Sen. Ted Stevens/official photo
Sen. Ted Stevens/official photo

Anchorage Daily News
ANCHORAGE — Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is in grave danger of losing re-election after Mark Begich widened his lead to 1,022 votes Friday.
More than 90 percent of the votes are now counted, and Friday’s count of absentee and questioned ballots could have been Stevens’ best chance to make a comeback. That’s because it included all the ballots left from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, where Stevens has enjoyed his most unwavering support.
There are about 24,000 ballots left to be counted, coming from Anchorage, Southeast Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula. The state will tally them all Tuesday.
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