(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.
Miller is challenging the Division of Election's decision to ensure the state law which calls for write-in votes to match the name of the candidate is followed.
Miller has argued that Alaska law does not allow the counting of misspelled names on write-in ballots. The Division of Elections set guidelines before counting began that allowed for a voter's intent to be considered when determining whether to count a ballot for a write-in candidate.
After the court rules, he has said he wants a hand count of the ballots.
The Associated Press called the race for Murkowski a week after the election, when she had a 10,328-vote lead over Miller– that figure includes the 8,159 ballots contested by Miller observers. Not including those ballots, she has a 2,169-vote lead.
–CNN Political Coverage Director Steve Brusk contributed to this report.