ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Supreme Court is about to decide the fate of Joe Miller's challenge to the way the state handled the senate election. The state's highest court wrapped up a hearing on the matter Friday afternoon.
The Supreme Court justices want specifics and examples from both sides to back up their arguments.
“You keep saying that, but there's no calculations anywhere so that I can assure myself that it's moot. I'm not a mathematician and I'm not going to go figure it out myself,” Justice Daniel Winfree said when attorneys for Sen. Lisa Murkowski argued that the whole notion of arguing over the ballot count is moot because even with unchallenged votes, Murkowski still wins.
The Miller legal team alleges fraud and says they don't trust the judgment of Division of Elections director Gail Fenumiai, who decided which questioned write-in ballots should be credited to Murkowski.
The Miller team thinks it can get enough votes thrown out to at least spur a recount, which it thinks could tilt the election in Miller’s favor.