After the 2008 Minnesota Senate race, Norm Coleman and Al Franken were locked in a months-long recount and challenge process, and Alaska's Joe Miller--who leads incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski by 1,688 votes, with absentees and contested ballots yet to be counted--is now warning that he's worried Murkowski will "pull a Franken." It's an odd choice of words, since the protracted recount in Minnesota was pushed on by the challenges Coleman, not Franken, mounted following the election:
"We are looking right now to make sure that the election -- that the votes -- are accounted for fairly, without any type of game play," Miller said in an interview on Fox Business Network. "It concerns us any time somebody lawyers up and tries to pull an Al Franken, if you will. We are very concerned that there may be some attempt here to skew the results."Alaska officials will start counting absentee ballots next Tuesday, but observers expect a protracted process to determine the winner.
Read the full post from The Hill's Jordan Fabian.