Alaska Senate hopeful turns to court to stop Murkowski
Joe Miller has dropped his bid to stop write in candidate Lisa Murkowski from being certified the winner of election in Alaska which was held on November 2nd. The senate is very much hopeful of this whereas the results will be challenged in federal court. Miller beat Murkowski in the republican primary last year by the conservative tea party movement. But he was edged out in the general election when the incumbent senator ran as a write in candidate. Murkowski won by more than 10,000 votes or some 4.5 percent of the total which was the unofficial result shown. Since 1954 this was her first successful write in campaign which is waged for a senate seat. Miller posted a statement on his website late on Sunday in which he said that this decision will allow Alaskans to focus on the election process which was fair and transparent and which was without distraction of the certification issue.
Miller has argued that because of the misspellings of her name and other flaws the thousand of votes for Murkowski got tossed out. Milled has planned to file a motion in federal to back his challenge of the results. The way is likely to be cleared for the state election division to declare Murkowski as the winner of the election. The declaration will allow her to be sworn in for her term in office. The U.S senate is due to reconvene the meeting in the next month. A lower court decision tossing out lawsuit of Miller to contest the write in ballots are upheld by the supreme court of Alaska in the last week. To keep certification of the race from preceding no further appeal is expected. Murkowski was portrayed by Miller as too moderate and prone to compromise with democrats. He had the endorsement of Sarah Palin who is the former governor of Alaska and the republican vice presidential candidate.
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