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Miller is challenging the Division of Elections’ criteria for counting write-in votes in state court and could ask for a recount if Murkowski’s lead decreases from its current level of more than 10,000 votes.
"It is time for Joe Miller to put Alaska interests ahead of personal ambition and allow the State of Alaska to certify Lisa Murkowski as the winner,” Begich said in a statement.
“Failure to certify the election could prevent Senator Murkowski from being sworn into office in early January when other new senators officially take office.”
Begich joins Murkowski and the Republican Party of Alaska in requesting that Miller, who is backed by conservative groups and tea party activists, end his challenge.
But Miller is moving forward with his challenge, and state court arguments will begin on Wednesday.
Begich campaigned for Democrat Scott McAdams during the race, but the Sitka mayor finished well behind the two Republicans with just 23 percent of the vote. If the current tallies hold, Murkowski will win her write-in bid with 39 percent to Miller’s 35 percent.