But this election is over. I'm sure different voters had different reasons - but Demboski made a strong stand against gay rights and the voters rejected that. I expect to see LGBT folks added to our anti-discrimination ordinance before too long. Welcome, Anchorage, to the 20th century. Jerry Prevo and Jim Minnery, your power over Anchorage elections is over.
Reported at: 10:46pm
Votes cast: 61,567
|Mayor Elect Ethan Berkowitz - 36,540 59.35%||Runner Up Amy Demboski - 25,027 40.65%|
[*UPDATE 11:30pm: As Anon linked to this ADN report from tonight that says many early votes have been counted and presumably are part of the total we have tonight:
"Deputy municipal clerk Amanda Moser said at least 12,200 people cast votes ahead of Tuesday, up 60 percent over the April 7 election.
Elections officials planned to count roughly 6,000 absentee ballots cast between April 22 and 28 on Tuesday night with ballots cast at regular precincts Tuesday, Moser said.
Moser said officials had received at least 3,900 more absentee ballots that will likely be counted by Friday, along with any additional absentee by-mail ballots that arrive later in the week but were postmarked by Tuesday."]