Alaska Supreme Court Rules Against Joe Miller

December 22, 2010 12:39 pm

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.”

Miller’s suit argued that it was against state law for misspelled write-in ballots to count as votes for Murkowski.The Anchorage Daily News reports:

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.

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