Posted: November 24, 2010
Developments in Alaska and a new judicial election case in Ohio
In Alaska, Joe Miller has filed a complaint in state court claiming violations of Alaska law and the US Constitution in conjunction with the counting of write in votes for Murkowski. This follows the recent certification decision of the federal district court putting certification of the US Senate election on hold.
As for Ohio, a local judicial election was decided by 23 votes and there are questions about provisional ballots due to voters casting their votes in the wrong precinct possibly due to poll worker error. The Southern District of Ohio has partially granted a preliminary injunction, and a notice of appeal has been filed with the Sixth Circuit. For more information on these cases, see Miller v. Secretary of State Craig Campbell and Hunter v. Hamilton County Board of Elections on our Major Pending Cases page.