Washington (CNN) – Republican Senate hopeful Joe Miller, who holds a razor thin advantage as Alaska prepares to tally absentee votes in the wake of Tuesday's primary, says he is now concerned the National Republican Senatorial Committee is "meddling" in the race.
"We are concerned, we've got, I think, some game play going on here with the National Republican Senatorial Committee meddling in our primary election," Miller said Thursday during an interview on Fox Business Network.
The NRSC dispatched Sean Cairncross, the committee's general counsel, to Alaska on Thursday at the request of incumbent Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the Washington Post reported Thursday.
But the NRSC says that Miller will have the committee's support if he prevails.
"At the end of the day, it's the voters of Alaska who will have decided this race and the NRSC will wholeheartedly support whichever candidate is chosen as the Republican nominee. We have communicated that to both campaigns and we intend to keep this seat in Republican hands," NRSC communications director Brian Walsh said in an email to CNN.
With 100 percent of election night precincts now reporting, Miller holds a 1668 vote advantage over Murkowski, but absentee ballots, which a significant number of Alaskans use to vote, have yet to be counted.
Alaska law stipulates that ballots must be counted no later than 15 days after Election Day.
The uncertainty led Miller to compare the primary to the 2008 Minnesota Senate race, where a close vote count led to months of legal wrangling between Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken, who eventually prevailed.
"Frankly we are looking right now to make sure that the election, the votes are accounted for fairly without any type of game play," Miller said. "It concerns us anytime that somebody lawyers up and you know, tries to pull an Al Franken, if you will. We are very concerned that there may be some attempt here to skew the results."
Miller's only previous foray into politics was a loss in the 2004 state representative race, and the results of Tuesday's primary shocked political observers.
Miller made big government a key issue and campaigned against Murkowski as not conservative enough - striking just the right chords with the Tea Party Express, the most well known national Tea Party organization, which ultimately poured a half-million dollars into the race to try to knock out the state's senior senator.
The political newcomer also scored a big endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who endorsed him early in the race.