JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Elections officials in Alaska say they'll soon have the final results for a close Republican primary battle over the state's only seat in the House of Representatives.
Eighteen-term incumbent Don Young holds a 239-vote lead over Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell. That doesn't include absentee ballots from overseas that are being counted Wednesday.
Elections Director Gail Fenumiai says she hopes to have final results from the Aug. 26 election posted on the Division of Elections' Web site by the end of the day. The division plans to certify the election Thursday.
Young is under federal investigation for ties to a corrupt Alaska businessman.
Each candidate has said he will seek a recount if he finishes on the losing end of a close race.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.