miller courtJoe Miller isn't giving up his fight to win Alaska's Senate race.
Just days after a judge ruled Alaska should have a senator in place by early January, the GOP senate candidate appeared before the state Supreme Court on Friday, where he appealed a lower court's decision to throw out his request for a complete recount in the race.
But Miller offered up a slightly more nuanced argument for why Lisa Murkowksi shouldn't be declared the winner. His attorneys told the court Friday that they might seek to challenge thousands of additional ballots in the race--a large enough group that, should they swing in Miller's favor during a recount, could shift him into the lead.
Unofficial election results released last month found Murkowski, the GOP incumbent who ran as a write-in candidate, ahead by 10,328 votes in the race. Miller's campaign has filed a legal challenge against 8,159 ballots. But even if all those ballots were thrown out, Murkowski would still win the race by 2,169 votes—and that imposing math has led some of Miller's own supporters to question why he continues to pursue legal remedies in the race.Read More »from Miller takes Senate challenge to Alaska’s Supreme Court