(CNN) – Joe Miller wants more time for Alaska election officials to tabulate the results of the hotly contested three-way Senate race in Alaska.
The republican nominee for Alaska's senate seat is urging caution and due diligence as all votes are counted in the race where he appears to be trailing incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
In an interview with CNN's Drew Griffin, Miller said, "We want to make sure the law is followed and that is something that hasn't been done in some cases up until now."
Miller, who beat Murkowski in the primary, went on to say, "We think it's improper to suddenly hoist upon the Alaskans this idea that we are going to move it up by a week."
Murkowski is looking to make history as the second candidate to ever win an U.S. Senate election as a write-in candidate.
Murkowski faced a humbling defeat earlier this year when the tea party-backed Miller secured the Republican nomination. The race has been particulary personal because Miller was endorsed by Sarah Palin who ran against Murkowski's father, and won, in the 2006 Alaskan gubernatorial race.