The campaign remains optimistic that Joe Miller will be the next U.S. Senator from the state of Alaska.
Previous write-in campaigns in Alaska have demonstrated that as much as 7.8% of returned ballots have not met the standard to be counted as a valid vote.
As with any write-in campaign, the burden of execution rests with the candidate whose name is not on the ballot. Candidates who mount a write-in campaign opt for an uphill battle. At this point, without a single write-in ballot counted, Lisa Murkowski has no claim on a victory.
To complicate the matter, the Division of Elections has yet to adequately explain how a ballot will be marked in favor of a candidate. The current standards are extraordinarily ambiguous.
We trust that officials will conduct the hand count with propriety and consistency.
In short, this campaign is not over!
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