Anchorage, Alaska. August 25, 2010 — Joe Miller, candidate for United States Senate from Alaska, said today, “I’m very pleased with last night’s election results and so grateful to the people of Alaska for their support, including the army of volunteers that made this all possible. We still have to await the absentee ballot count, but if trends hold, it’s on to the general election, where we intend to work just as hard to communicate our message to the people of Alaska. We must return to limited government if we are to restore our personal freedom and the promise of the American dream for future generations.”
With 100% of the precincts now reporting, Miller leads Murkowski by 1,668 votes, 50.90% to 49.10%. The Division of Elections reports over 16,000 absentee voter ballots were sent out, of which 9,000 have been returned. Several thousand may be pending. All ballots must have been postmarked by yesterday, August 24, 2010 to be included in the tally. Absentee ballots will be counted on August 31, and September 3 and 8.
On August 20, at the Kenai-Soldotna Chamber Forum, both Miller and Murkowski committed to respect the will of the people regarding the primary election results.