Murkowski Maintains Lead Going Into Final Day

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

Elections officials have counted all the ballots they have from the general election held two weeks ago and with only a small number of absentee ballots to be computer counted tomorrow, Lisa Murkowski’s write-in campaign is leading Joe Miller by 10,380 votes. The total ballot count for Murkowski now stands at 100,868 compared to Miller’s 90,448. Murkowski’s votes include 8,153 ballots that have been challenged by Miller observers. This means Lisa Murkowski is winning without the challenged ballots. Miller has not conceded. His campaign is awaiting the final few hundred absentee ballots to be counted.

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