Write-in votes for Joe Miller in the Alaska Senate race won't count toward the GOP nominee's tally.
So says Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell.
Campbell, who oversees elections, tells The Associated Press that because Miller's name isn't on the official list of write-in candidates, any ballots with "Joe Miller" written in won't be credited to the tea party favorite.
Some conservatives urged Alaskans to qualify as write-ins to highlight what they considered Sen. Lisa Murkowski's disruptive attempt to keep her job.
Murkowski ran as a write-in after losing the GOP primary to Miller. She was among 160 qualified candidates.
Write-ins held 41 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Miller had 34 percent.
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