Ballot Measure 2 grew closer to passing on Friday, with 1,141 more yes votes than no votes after the day’s count.
The Alaska races that remain unresolved include Ballot Measure 2, which would overhaul the state’s election system.
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is leading in his race against Al Gross by 30%, and U.S. Rep. Don Young in his race against Alyse Galvin by 26%. More than 133,000 absentee and early votes remain to be counted next week.
The plaintiffs’ lawyer says the judge’s ruling is “erroneously based in the idea that you can favor one group of voters over another.”
In all but a few races, it would take hundreds of ballots that hadn’t previously been announced to change results.
Some 2,000 absentee and questioned ballots were outstanding after election night, with two close races pending in Juneau.
Overseas votes that were mailed by Election Day must arrive by Nov. 21, when the final count will happen.
If Kathryn Dodge wins her race, the Alaska House could be split 20-20 with members of a mostly Democratic caucus and a Republican caucus.
Political junkies: close races could be decided by absentee and other ballots counted many days after the election.
State Division of Elections Director Josie Bahnke said a state review will examine the statewide results – particularly those in Shungnak.