Begich Lead Over Stevens Grows to 2,374
by InigoMontoya, Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 12:10:57 PM EST
Begich, Mark 146286 47.56%
Stevens, Ted 143912 46.79%
I don't have the exact total of the previous vote at hand but it appears to be roughly 14,000 to 15,000 more votes than previously tabulated.Importantly, Begich's lead is now at .77 percent, more than the .50 percent necessary to trigger an automatic recount.