Alaska Superior Court rules against Joe Miller
December 10th, 2010
07:18 PM ET
3 years ago

Alaska Superior Court rules against Joe Miller

(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.


Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
Ruling expected Friday in nation's last Senate battle
December 8th, 2010
11:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Ruling expected Friday in nation's last Senate battle

(CNN)- The judge presiding over Alaska's Senate race challenge is expected to issue a ruling Friday.

Arguments began Wednesday in the legal challenge filed by Joe Miller which asserts that Alaska law prohibits misspelled write-in ballots from being counted and bars the state from applying more lenient standards for write-in ballots than other ballots.
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Filed under: Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
Date set for Alaska Senate court arguments
December 2nd, 2010
03:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Date set for Alaska Senate court arguments

(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.
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Filed under: Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
Alaska Senate race: Murkowski files motion to counter Miller
November 24th, 2010
05:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Alaska Senate race: Murkowski files motion to counter Miller

(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.
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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
Alaska Senate race heads to state court
November 23rd, 2010
09:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Alaska Senate race heads to state court

(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.
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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
Murkowski campaign: Miller suffered electoral 'whuppin' as Sen. readies to claim victory
November 17th, 2010
04:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Murkowski campaign: Miller suffered electoral 'whuppin' as Sen. readies to claim victory

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska will declare victory later Wednesday in the nation's last Senate race, putting her one step closer to becoming the second person in history to win a write-in bid for the U.S. Senate.

Murkowski's 10 p.m. ET statement will be a dramatic climax in the state's bitter and prolonged Senate battle. It will also essentially be a triumphant declaration of beating back a three-pronged attack: from her opponent and fellow Republican Joe Miller, from the Tea Party Express, and from Sarah Palin.
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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
November 15th, 2010
09:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Murkowski by name pulls ahead

(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.
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Filed under: Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
November 12th, 2010
07:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Alaska attacks forge on

(CNN) - Incumbent Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who launched a write-in campaign for re-election after losing the Republican primary, believes the race in Alaska will be closer to resolution by the end of this weekend but added that her opponent, Tea Party-backed Republican Joe Miller, is working to "disenfranchise" voters.

Miller vote-count observers are challenging ballots that misspell the senator's name – or, in some cases, spell it correctly but aren't written clearly.
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Filed under: Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski • TV-John King U.S.A.
November 12th, 2010
08:42 AM ET
3 years ago

Alaska vote count drama offers potential for family feud

Juneau, Alaska (CNN) - As the saying goes, blood is thicker than water. But is it thicker than politics?

In Alaska's undecided Senate race, two fierce competitors are battling for every vote: he wants Republican Joe Miller to win. No way, she says - the seat should stay in GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski's hands.
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Filed under: Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
November 11th, 2010
04:49 PM ET
3 years ago

When "M-u-r-k-o-w-s-k-i" spells a vote for Murkowski

Juneau, Alaska (CNN) – When does "M-u-r-k-o-w-s-k-i" spell "M-u-r-k-o-w-s-k-i"?

It depends on who's deciding.

The nation's last Senate race is beginning to look a lot like high stakes hair-splitting.
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Filed under: Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
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