Rep. Bill Thomas holds a two-vote lead over political newcomer Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins in a Southeast Alaska House race, with margins in a few close Anchorage races also changing.
The razor-thin margin was announced Tuesday, as election officials continued to count absentee and question ballots from last week's general election.
Tuesday's tally showed Thomas with 4,054 votes, to Kreiss-Tomkins' 4,052. Coming into the day, Kreiss-Tomkins held a 43 vote lead.
Friday is the deadline for by-mail ballots mailed from within the United States. Next Wednesday is the deadline for the state to receive by-mail ballots mailed from overseas or military addresses.
In Anchorage races, official election results show Democratic Sen. Hollis French leading GOP challenger Bob Bell by only 56 votes, down from his 247-vote lead in the days after the election. The two candidates swapped the lead several times on election night.
Republican Rep. Lance Pruitt has widened his lead in a local House district, and is now ahead of Democratic Rep. Pete Petersen by 216 votes. Redistricting forced Petersen and Pruitt into the same district.
Pruitt held a 96-vote lead heading into the day. He was recently named House majority leader, underscoring his party's confidence in his chances for winning.
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