Politics

GOP’s Miller says spelling should count

Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller is crying foul over election officials’ plan to accept misspellings of Lisa Murkowski’s name on write-in ballots in one of the last races to be tallied from the midterm elections.

Sen. Murkowski launched a campaign to persuade voters to print her name on the ballot’s write-in line after she was defeated this summer in the Republican primary by Mr. Miller, a tea-party favorite.

Following Tuesday’s midterm elections, Ms. Murkowski’s efforts seemed successful. As of Wednesday morning, some 41% of voters had cast write-in ballots—the majority of which are likely for Ms. Murkowski—while 34.3% opted for Mr. Miller and 23.6% chose Democrat Scott McAdams, according to Alaska’s Division of Elections.

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