Alaska’s US Senate Battle not Over; US Judge Orders at Stay of Certification

The US senate race in Alaska is took a new turn an US Federal Court Judge has ordered the Elections certification stopped. On Friday US District  Court Judge Ralph Beistline  ordered a temporary hold of the certification of Sen. Lisa Murkowski re-election win until a Alaska  state court make a final determination. From Fox News:

An Alaska federal judge ruled Friday that Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller’s challenge to the counting of write-in ballots raises “serious” legal issues but is a matter for a state, not federal, court to decide.

Yet in deferring to an Alaska state court for a final decision, U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline said he would grant a temporary injunction to halt official certification of the Nov. 2 election — an action Miller is seeking — so long as Miller takes his case to the state court by Monday. Miller told The Associated Press late Friday that he intended to do so.

Beistline’s unusual action was intended to “ensure that these serious state law issues are resolved prior to certification of the election,” the ruling said.

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