Miller opposes Murkowski intervention in lawsuit

Miller opposes Murkowski intervention in lawsuit
Friday, November 26, 2010 - 8:27pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Sen. Lisa Murkowski's rival in Alaska's
contentious U.S. Senate race is opposing her motion to intervene in
his lawsuit against the state's elections office.

In a response filed Friday, Joe Miller's attorneys say the state
is the sole entity in dealing with enforcement and application of
state law at issue.

Murkowski mounted a write-in challenge after losing to Miller in
the Republican primary. Murkowski has declared victory with a
10,328-vote lead, a total that includes 8,159 ballots contested by
Miller observers.

Miller is seeking to block certification of the general
election. His lawsuit alleges elections officials illegally counted
improperly marked votes for Murkowski.

Officials have accepted minor misspellings on write-in ballots.

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