In Alaska Senate recount, Miller gains votes in absentee ballots

ADN Update, 2:26 p.m.:

The Division of Elections has put out a big statewide update, which includes the districts reported already as well as new ones (will take a little time to figure out just which ones.)

The bottom line in the update is that the state is now reporting that it's counted over 8,000 absentee and early votes today.

The write-ins lead Joe Miller by 12,525 votes. That represents a 914 vote gain for Miller in today's count of absentee and early votes. The write-in lead was 13,439 the start of the day.

Update, 2:04 p.m.:

There are a lot more write-in votes than votes for Joe Miller in the lastest batch of numbers from the Division of Elections, which are coming in from downtown and north Anchorage.

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