(CNN)– A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in election victory last month, clearing the way for Murkowski to be sworn in for a second term next week.
Murkowski was defeated in the Republican primary in August by Tea Party-backed candidate Joe Miller. She then waged the write-in campaign in the general election in November to defeat Miller, who filed a lawsuit challenging the result.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller said late Sunday he is dropping his opposition to incumbent Lisa Murkowski being certified as winner in the Alaska Senate race, but will continue with a federal lawsuit.
"After careful consideration and seeking the counsel of people whose opinion I respect and trust, I have decided that the federal case must go forward. The integrity of the election is vital and ultimately the rule of law must be our standard," Miller said in a statement. "Nevertheless, I have also decided to withdraw our opposition to the certification of the election, ensuring that Alaska will have its full delegation seated when the 112th Congress convenes next month."FULL STORY
(CNN) – The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled against Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller in his appeal, denying his claim that state law was not followed on counting write-in votes and setting up the very likely scenario that write-in candidate, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, will be certified the winner of the Alaska Senate race.
In the ruling, the Alaska Supreme court affirmed the decision of the superior court, saying, “There are no remaining issues raised by Miller that prevent this election from being certified.”
Washington (CNN) - It's been nearly 17 weeks since Alaska's Republican Senate primary and nearly seven weeks since Election Day. Could the end finally be in sight in the nation's last, undecided Senate race between Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Republican challenger Joe Miller? Ask one side and the answer appears to be: yes.
Murkowski's campaign said that the state could certify the incumbent Republican as the winner within days.
(CNN) - Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller's challenge in the Alaska Senate race now moves to the state Supreme Court where oral arguments are scheduled to begin on Friday, following a new appeal by Miller's campaign.
(CNN)– A state judge in the Alaska Superior Court has ruled against Senate candidate Joe Miller's challenge of write-in ballots. The ruling states that there is no proof of election official fraud, or that "there would be a sufficient change to the election results if these claims were true."
The ruling order is stayed until December 13 to allow for an appeal, but the Alaska Division of Elections has asked a federal judge to lift the stay and allow them to certify the Senate results in favor of Lisa Murkowski.
Washington (CNN) - When will the nation's last, nasty Senate battle end? Based on one side's determination, there may actually be no end in sight.
Over one month after Election Day, the bitter back-and-forth between Republicans Lisa Murkowski, the incumbent senator, and opponent Joe Miller enters a new arena on Wednesday: a state court.
(CNN) - An Alaska state court judge has set a date for arguments in the case to resolve the dispute over the Alaska Senate race between incumbent Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, who ran as a write-in candidate, and Tea-Party backed Republican candidate Joe Miller.
The arguments are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, December 8th, at 9 am Alaska time– 1 pm ET.
(CNN) - Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R- Alaska) has filed a motion to intervene in Republican candidate Joe Miller's lawsuit challenging the method by which the state's Division of Elections counted write-in votes in the Nov. 2 general election.
Murkowski, who has already claimed victory in the race, also asked for an expedited decision.
(CNN) - The country's last undecided Senate election arrived in state court Monday when Alaska Republican Joe Miller sued the state over how write-in ballots for his Republican rival, write-in candidate Sen. Lisa Murkowski have been counted.
Miller's lawsuit was originally filed in federal court, but a judge ruled Friday that it was instead a matter for the state court to decide. However, he did grant a temporary injunction halting certification of the Senate election.