In a crippling setback for Joe Miller, the Alaska Supreme Court has ruled against him in his opposition to Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s apparent Senate win, saying there are “no remaining issues raised by Miller that prevent this election from being certified.”
His only remaining chance is in federal court. U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline is giving Miller 48 hours to argue the federal courts should take up the issues in his lawsuit.
Though Beistline has blocked the state from certifying a Murkowski win, he said he will decide the case “as soon as possible” should Miller appeal.
Murkowski launched a write-in campaign after losing to Miller in the primary, and managed to get over 10,000 more votes than him in the general election.