JUNEAU, Alaska — Lisa Murkowski has officially pulled ahead in the race to be Alaska's next senator.
The latest numbers from Juneau show Joe Miller with 90,458 votes. That includes 10 write-ins credited to him.
The Division of Elections has counted 92,164 votes to Lisa Murkowski.
That number includes 7,601 votes challenged by the Miller campaign.
Ballot counting is finished for Monday.
Elections workers and volunteers will return Tuesday and continue to pore over ballots. Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell says that could continue likely until the end of the week.
Absentee votes represent the last big batch of outstanding ballots from the Nov. 2 election.
The campaigns hope those will provide an indication of where the race is headed -- whether a candidate is on track to declare victory or the race winds up in court.