12/13/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Begich Takes Lead In Alaska Senate Race -- By 3 Votes!

The elections division still has over 10,000 ballots left to count today and thousands more through next week, but the latest numbers show Mark Begich leading Sen. Ted Stevens 125,019 to 125,016.

The new numbers, reflecting nearly 43,000 absentee ballots counted today, are from all over the state. Election night, Ted Stevens led the Democratic Begich by about 3,000 votes.

More from the Anchorage Daily News here. The official results from Alaska's Secretary of State are here.