The Alaska Libertarian Party will not swap its chosen nominee for Sen. Lisa Murkowski if she loses the GOP nomination.
"We have decided that we will not offer the nomination to Lisa Murkowski for the Senate seat, even if came to that, because of fundamental differences," said Alaska Libertarian Party Chairman Scott Kohlhaas.
The prospect of getting a sitting United States Senator to change colors must have been a hard thing to turn down for a party that doesn't even have any elected state legislators, but at the end of the day, it seems that the Libertarians had too many issues with Murkowski's voting record. At the end of the day, though, this is good news for Democrats: polling has shown that Democrat Scott McAdams has the best shot against Miller in a two-way race. Of course, now the possibility exists that Murkowski could run as a write-in, should she lose the GOP nomination to Miller.
In other Alaska news, the latest updated tally of uncounted votes is now north of 25,000: 15,720 absentees, 663 early votes, and 9,117 questioned ballots. The Alaska DoE says that about 7,000 votes will be counted tomorrow, which should give us a good indication of just where this race will end up.
Meanwhile, Joe Miller sounds like a 2004-era tinfoil hatter, as his attorney is sounding the alarm over Murkowski supporters potentially tampering with the state's "vulnerable" Diebold voting technology with their iPhones. God, this cat fud looks so tasty that even I may need to take a bite!