Alaska Senate Race 2010: AK's Election Goes to Ballot Counting. The 2010 Alaska Senate race continues as the ballots for the write in candidates must be examined and counted. Lisa Murkowski, the GOP incumbent, lost during the primaries but still ran during the general election as a write-in candidate after not running as an independent.
If the write-in candidate ballots aren't mainly for Lisa Murkowski, there's a chance that the Tea Party backed Joe Miller will head to the Senate. However, that's not for certain yet. Still yet, many are banking on a Murkowski victory.
The Alaska Senate race could get very ugly. The election commission must look over each ballot which voted for a write-in candidate and determine if it is indeed Murkowski who was voted for. The laws claim that the name must be written correctly, but the law has been interpreted as the "intent" of the voter - which is subjective.
All eyes will be on the Alaska Senate race for some time. What are your thoughts? Are you hoping Murkowski will be victorious?