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Votes Shift To Kreiss-Tomkins in Nailbiter Race

Presumed House Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and former Sitka Mayor and Senate candidate Scott McAdams flanked by supporters

More absentee ballots were counted in the Alaska House District 34 race on Monday. When the day began, the race was a tie. At the end of the day, the 24-year old newcomer, Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, led the entrenched Republican incumbent Bill Thomas by 28 votes.

Absentee ballots will be counted until Wednesday, the final day they will be accepted. Insiders say that there are only 26 possible ballots to come in. So, even if they all go to Thomas, Tomkins will retail a 2 vote lead. The number of votes separating the two will determine whether Thomas will be able to ask for the state to perform a recount. But until, and unless that happens, we can pretty much call it an almost sure-fired, kind of iron-clad win.

On election night, Thomas trailed Kreiss-Tomkins by 44 votes. He said his campaign focused on turning out early voters, which he said would have a big impact. This was Kreiss-Tomkins’ first political race. His efforts to reach out to the small communities in the district, going door to door in remote areas also seems to have paid off.

The winner of this race will represent the southeast communities of Sitka, Haines, Klukwan, Hoonah, Kake, Angoon, Port Alexander, Pelican and Elfin Cove.




8 Responses to “Votes Shift To Kreiss-Tomkins in Nailbiter Race”
  1. moose pucky says:

    Don’t forget Craig and Metlakatla!!!

  2. slipstream says:

    And the count appears to be final in the Kreiss-Tomkins / Thomas race. Kreiss-Tomkins wins by 32 votes. 4123 to 4091.

  3. slipstream says:

    Final count is in for the French / Bell race. French won by 54 votes. French 7,594, Bell 7,540.

  4. AKwoman says:

    Weds. Count has him now up by 32. Now it’s wait & see on whether Thomas asks for a recount.

  5. UgaVic says:

    Am keeping fingers crossed here for a win sure and clear.

  6. Alaska Pi says:

    Nailbiter, indeed.
    Have to keep reminding myself to breathe.
    We’ll see what today brings…

  7. Zyxomma says:

    Good luck, Jonathan. Always good to see Scott McAdams. Too bad he’s not your Senator.