Democratic challenger Mark Begich currently has 43.57% percent of the vote. Dunleavy has already declared victory. In a statement, he said he takes seriously the task ahead of him. Elections officials hope to certify the results by November 23, according to the DOE. Governor Bill Walker suspended his reelection campaign days after Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigned over what Walker described as an “inappropriate overture to a woman.” Dunleavy: “Over these past four years, too many Alaskans have been shut out of the big decisions facing our state – from changes to the Permanent Fund to crime policy to addressing the state’s budget deficit. Elections remind us that in our system of government the people rule, and today the people made their voices heard. Now begins the real work of restoring trust between the people and their government. With the help of the people of Alaska, we will protect and restore the Permanent Fund Dividend, we will end the state’s crime spree, and we will unleash Alaska’s unparalleled economic potential.” The state will continue to count absentee and other uncounted ballots a week after Election Day. A final count will be done by November 21. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With 98 percent of precincts reporting as of Wednesday morning former state senator Mike Dunleavy has the lead in the race for governor with 52.39% of the votes.