Alaska Supreme Court Rules Against Joe Miller

He's got one more chance in federal court, but chances are bleak
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2010 6:44 PM CST
Alaska Supreme Court Rules Against Joe Miller
In this Friday, Dec. 17, picture, Joe Miller, right, confers with his lawyer, Thomas Van Flein, before the Alaska Supreme Court convened.   (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Joe Miller's minuscule chance of having Lisa Murkowski's Senate victory overturned just got even smaller. The Alaska Supreme Court today unanimously ruled against him, reports the Anchorage Daily News. Miller has two days to decide whether to pursue the case in federal court, but it looks like Murkowski will be the official winner by next week.

"Though Miller could feasibly keep fighting, the decision effectively takes away any shot he had of putting the outcome of the election in doubt," writes Aaron Blake in the Washington Post. "Even if the decision on the write-in ballots had gone his way, Miller would have trailed Murkowski by more than 2,000 votes." (More Joe Miller stories.)

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