The Associated Press has declared Democrat Mark Begich the winner of the Senate race in Alaska. He defeated incumbent Senator Ted Stevens.
The latest vote tally puts him 3,724 votes ahead with only about 2500 overseas votes remaining to be counted according to the Fix.
This now brings to 58 the number of Senators in the Democratic caucus in the US Senate. Sixty votes are needed to make the Senate filibuster proof.
Still undecided is the race in Minnesota where the Republican Norm Colman only leads by 206 votes over Democrat Al Franken with a recount to be done and the race in Georgia where a new vote will be held between the Republican and Democrat on December 2, 2008.