Election 2010

Murkowski’s Lead Grows in Alaska

Whither Sarah Palin? U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski’s lead over Joe Miller—who defeated her in the Republican primary in Alaska—held up on Thursday, as she has collected 98 percent of the 45,000 write-in votes counted so far. Counting is expected to continue through the weekend; her campaign also accused Miller of turning to “desperate” measures, like challenging the spelling on perfectly spelled allots.