Alaska Election Results: Murkowski Seems to Have Lead
After Tuesday's midterm vote, Sen. Lisa Murkowski appears to be heading to victory in her write-in bid to best tea party challenger Joe Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams. As the Anchorage Daily News reports, with 432 of 438 precincts reporting, 41 percent of the votes cast so far have been write-ins. By contrast, Miller has tallied 34 percent of the ballots counted thus far, and McAdams has raked in 24 percent. But it could take weeks to tabulate the write-ins.
If Murkowski wins, she will become only the second senator in U.S. history to win a write-in campaign.
Miller's campaign says it will watch the counting of each and every write-in vote. Given that over 160 candidates had qualified as write-in candidates, it's still unclear whether Murkowski did indeed take the lion's share, and whether that total will be enough to defeat Miller, who was backed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
And what would a hotly contested and somewhat atypical vote count be without a lawsuit or two? According to the Daily News, Miller is preparing legal challenges should Murkowski accumulate the number of votes needed to keep her seat.
Read more at the Anchorage Daily News.
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