Alaska Election Results 2010: Senator Lisa Murkowski claims write-in re-election victory

By on Nov 18, 2010 in International, Politics, United States, World Comments
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Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski claims election victory in her Wednesday evening speech at an Anchorage Laborer’s Hall, according to international reports. The current tally of the Division of Elections for the 2010 Elections in Alaska shows Murkowski with 100,868 votes against her rival fellow Republican Joe Miller‘s 90,448 votes. A difference of 10,420 votes is now separating the two candidates.

Last August, Murkowski lost the primary and conceded the race. However, Murkowski pursued a write-in bid for re-election. Murkowski’s victory make her the second candidate to ever win a write-in bid for the US Senate. During the campaign, Murkowski has fought off against a fellow Republican candidate, the Tea Party Express and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Miller, a Fairbanks lawyer, has not conceded the race and even cited “irregularities” in the counting. The Miller camp is currently contesting an estimated 8,153 votes that contained misspellings or variations of the name “Lisa Murkowski” that are credited to Murkowski.

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