Absentee Ballots Shake-Up Results In Senate Seat O
FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Senate Seat District O primary-election results have left the Kenai Peninsula on the edge of their seats, and yesterday’s results from the Division of Elections was no different. The DOE released the updated totals for absentee and questioned ballots from last weeks primary election. On Tuesday, August 21, at the end of the primary election night Gillham had a slim 12 vote lead. Senate Majority Leader Peter Micciche now leads challenger Ron Gillham in the Republican primary for Senate Seat District O. Preliminary reports show Micciche leads Gillham by 72 votes. Gillham: “Kind of a shock to see how much that turned, but I’m not giving up yet until the election is actually certified.” Senator Micciche: “We are still keeping the champagne corked until the final count, and there will be some additional votes trickling in. From the beginning I’ve been kind of slow to publicly talk about this, because it’s not over until it’s over.” According to Gillham members of the community have requested that he move forward with a write-in campaign if the results stay the same when they are certified this weekend: “I’m being inundated with people wanting me to do a write-in, and that is something that has crossed my mind. I will make that decision once the certification is in.” Absentee ballots could continue to trickle in until Friday when the state Division of Elections will release the certified totals.