Miller appeals decision in Alaska election case
JUNEAU, Alaska - Republican Joe Miller is taking his challenge to Alaska’s U.S. Senate race to the state Supreme Court.
Miller filed his appeal Monday, three days after a lower court ruled against his lawsuit challenging how the state counted write-in ballots for his rival, Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Arguments are set for Friday.
“We have consistently asserted that the law should be followed strictly,” Miller said in a statement. “The fact that the legislature stated that there should be ‘no exceptions’ to the ballot counting method is what, in our view, should govern this matter.”