11/11/14 - 10:54pm
ANCHORAGE — Independent candidate Bill Walker widened his slim lead over Republican Gov. Sean Parnell Tuesday in Alaska’s tight gubernatorial race.
Alaska elections workers began counting more than 53,000 absentee and questioned ballots Tuesday.
With a little less than one-third of those ballots counted by early evening, Walker was ahead by nearly 4,000 votes over Parnell among all ballots counted since the Nov. 4 election.
The race remained too close to call, however.