Recounting the Vote
Just when you thought it was over, it looks like two close races will be counted again.
Ah. Ah. Ah.
Senate candidate Bob Bell from Anchorage has requested a recount of his race with Hollis French. Bell lagged by 54 votes, and Senator French wasn’t surprised by the request, saying he’d probably do the same thing if the situation was reversed.
[Side Note: I finally figured out why the name Bob Bell rings a … well, you know. Bob Bell was also the name of the actor who played Bozo the Clown from 1960 to 1984. I’m not necessarily saying that means anything. You can draw your own conclusions.]
And in Southeast Alaska, the hotly contested race for House District 34, including Sitka and Haines also looks set for a recount. Incumbent House Rep Bill Thomas, who last week called his opponent and the apparent victor in the race “an A-hole” says he’s “99.9% sure” he’ll ask for a recount. It’s unclear what the mitigating factor is that leaves a .1% chance he won’t ask for one. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins leads currently by 34 votes.