Juneau, Alaska (CNN) – Officials in Alaska have released fresh numbers in the nation's last, undecided Senate battle.
The numbers look good for GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the write-in candidate, and could be a sign of trouble for her opponent, Republican Joe Miller.
The state's Division of Elections released the first tallies for write-in ballots counted on Wednesday in the unresolved battle between the two candidates.
According to the unofficial results, 7,638 write-in ballots have been counted. None of the results have officially been added to any candidate's vote result. Instead, these counted write-in ballots were "sorted" into various stacks.
Of the 7,638 figure, 6,804 - or 89 percent - were sorted as clear, unambiguous votes for Murkowski. Six hundred and seventy eight write-in ballots were sorted as votes for Murkowski, but are being challenged, likely by the Miller campaign.
Eighty-nine ballots were sorted as not counting for Murkowski, but that determination is being challenged as well.
Just one write-in ballot has been sorted as a vote for Joe Miller.
If that trend continues, it would bode extremely well for Murkowski's re-election bid.
The undecided race could face protracted legal challenges. The Miller campaign has already filed a federal lawsuit to stop certain ballots from being counted.
Alaska officials tell CNN that the vote counting process is going slower than expected, and could stretch into the weekend.