Stevens (R) * 106,351 48%
Begich (D) 102,998 47%
99% of precincts reporting.
Still not called either way, but if it goes for Stevens, this will set a new low for Alaskans, the election of a convicted felon to the US Senate. Isn't this the kind of thing Governor Palin was supposed to root out, the mav'rick hockey mom?
So here's howI predict it will go if Stevens is declared the winner:
- He gets sworn in on Jan. 20, 2009.
- He is sentenced for his crimes.
- He is forced by Senate Republican leadership to step down.
- Governor Palin appoints a new Republican (herself?) to take his place.