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Joe Miller files appeal, takes election challenge to Alaska Supreme Court

Republican Joe Miller is continuing his legal battle over the outcome of the Alaska Senate race.

Miller filed an appeal Monday of the lower court ruling against his lawsuit challenging how the state counted write-in ballots for Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiGraham's COVID-19 'breakthrough' case jolts Senate Sarah Palin says she's praying about running for Senate against Murkowski Graham says he has COVID-19 'breakthrough' infection MORE (R-Alaska.).

The state Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the case on Friday, according to The Associated Press.

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Murkowski was declared the winner last month, but the state is legally barred from certifying the results thanks to an order from a federal judge.

She leads Miller by more than 10,000 votes, and even if all of the write-in ballots challenged by Miller were to be thrown out by a judge, he would still have no clear path to victory.

—Shane D'Aprile contributed to this post.