Alaska Federation of Natives seeks to intervene in AK election lawsuit

The Alaska Federation of Natives, Alaska’s largest Native organization, is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit filed against election officials by GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller.

Miller wants to prevent state election workers from using their discretion to determe voter intent in reading write-in ballots. He wants them to throw out ballots that misspell the name of write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski. She ran as a write-in candidate after she was defeated by Miller in the August Republican primary.

AFN claims Miller is seeking to disenfranchise Alaska Natives by invalidating their votes if they do not spell another candidate’s name perfectly.

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