(CNN) - As the counting of write-in votes continues in Alaska, the country's sole remaining uncalled Senate election, the latest numbers show incumbent Republican and write-in candidate Sen. Lisa Murkowski leading Tea Party-backed Republican challenger Joe Miller in the Senate race.
Until Monday night, there were more write-in votes than votes for Miller. But for the first time, the votes actually counted for Murkowski top Miller's numbers.
New results posted by the Division of Elections give 84,563 write in votes to Murkowski, along with 7,601 challenged votes being counted for her.
That total of 92,164 votes that are pending challenges is ahead of Miller’s 90,458 votes.
More write-in votes, which are going for Murkowski at an 89 percent rate, remain to be counted. Election officials hope to complete the count later this week.
Kevin Sweeney, Murkowski's campaign manager said today's absentee votes were the last large batch of votes to be counted.
"Joe (Miller) will receive very few more votes, with the exception of a couple hundred overseas ballots to come in," Sweeney said in a statement. "However, it looks like Lisa will be credited with about 10,000 more write-in votes after they have been reviewed in Juneau."
"If the unchallenged rate proceeds as it has for the past 5 days, Lisa stands to win the race, even accounting for Joe Miller's challenges. And we expect him to concede the race as he has indicated he would," Sweeney said.
Randy DeSota, a spokesman for the Miller campaign said the race is "still very close."
"If current trends continue, Murkowski's final unchallenged tally will be in close proximity to Miller's total," DeSota said in a statement. "There are hundreds of ballots yet be counted including those from overseas military personnel, which may draw the overall numbers between the Miller and Murkowski even closer. The race is far from over. The issue that is vital to this election is whether the rule of law will apply to these challenged ballots or some arbitrary, ever-changing standard."
–CNN Political Coverage Manager Steve Brusk contributed to this report