Miller opposes Murkowski intervention in lawsuit

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.

Miller’s attorneys also are opposing a request by state attorneys to transfer the case to Juneau from Fairbanks.

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


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