ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Senate hopeful Joe Miller says he's cautiously optimistic about his prospects for winning on the eve of the absentee ballot count.
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Election workers plan to begin tallying more than 30,000 absentee ballots Tuesday; the counting of write-in ballots will begin Wednesday.
Initial returns from last week's election showed Miller trailing write-ins by more than 13,000 votes. Sen. Lisa Murkowski ran as a write-in following her loss in the GOP primary to Miller. It's not clear how many of those votes are for her or how many for her were properly cast.Story: Alaska's Murkowski on cusp of write-in win
Murkowski has sounded confident, telling supporters they'd "made history." But Miller tells The Associated Press this is premature, and says her hiring of a "high-power" legal team suggests she's nervous.
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