This will soon change. Alaska's Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell has told the state's Division of Elections to start sorting through write-in ballots to see which ones were cast for Murkowski. Election officials will now begin sorting through the write-ins on Tuesday, 10 days earlier than planned.
If the margin between Murkowski and Miller, who's received the second most ballots, is narrow, we may still have to wait until Nov. 18 to factor in absentee and provisional ballots. And then, of course, there's the possibility that Miller's team will sue the state over what counts as a vote for Murkowski. So we may still wait weeks for a decision from the last frontier. But at least we'll have trickles of information from elections officials to hold us over.
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