Diary

Status of Alaska Senate ballot count 7:00 PM 11/14/10

McAdams, Scott,   DEM   57,774   23.43%

Miller, Joe,            REP    87,517   35.49%

Write In                          98,565   39.98%

Of the 98,565 write in ballots 88,076 have been counted:

Murkowski, Lisa             78,697    89.35% (Undisputed ballots)

Murkowski, Lisa               7,059      8.01% (Disputed but counted)

Murkowski, Lisa               1,740      1.98% (Disputed and not counted)

Remainder are for Joe Miller, other candidates and names, ect.

At this time there remain 10,489 write in ballots to count. There also remain approximately 9,000+ outstanding absentee and question ballots to count and  absentee ballots that were postmarked on or before 11/02/10 are accepted through 11/17/10.

The issue of pre-sorted ballots from Ketchikan and batches of ballots from certain precincts that are alleged to have the exact same handwritting remain unresolved.

Links:

http://www.elections.alaska.gov/results/10GENR/data/results.htm

http://www.elections.alaska.gov/results/10GENR/data/resultsWI.htm

Updated with link for voter “intent” issues, photos of contested ballots:

http://www.redcounty.com/content/lisa-murkowskis-alaska