U.S. Rep. Don Young maintained a razor-thin lead over Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell Wednesday, but a winner in the race will not be known for two weeks.
With all but one of Alaska's 438 precincts reporting in the Republican U.S. House primary, Young leads by less than one quarter of one percentage point. The difference was just 152 votes, with Young up 42,539 to 42,387.
The remaining uncounted precinct is in the village of Hughes.
But absentee and questioned ballots won't be counted until Sept. 5. Also, the Division of Elections ran out of Republican primary ballots in Petersburg and Wrangell late Tuesday afternoon. Republican voters in those Southeast Alaska towns were then allowed to vote using sample ballots, which are valid, but they won't be counted until the state election review board starts its work on Sept. 8, Fenumiai said.
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