It’s Official: Lisa Murkowski Certified In Alaska Senate Election
Joe Miller didn’t want to give up, but Lisa Murkowski has finally been certified as senator in the Alaska senate race.
Gov. Sean Parnell and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, who oversees elections, signed the paperwork certifying her victory in the hotly contested race. “It’s done,” Treadwell said after penning his last signature in front of cameras in Parnell’s office.
With certification, Murkowski becomes the first U.S. Senate candidate since Strom Thurmond in 1954 to win a write-in campaign.
The official vote tally certified Thursday showed her margin of victory over her nearest opponent, Republican rival Joe Miller, was 10,252 votes.Click here for reuse options!
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