Judge Clears Way for Lisa Murkowski's Alaska Senate Win

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"What we have before us is a poorly drafted state statute," he wrote.

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Beistline also said he could not find the methods used by the state in counting write-in ballots to be "unreasonable."

"The very nature of a 'write-in' vote presupposes a requirement that someone will have to read the handwriting and determine for whom the vote was cast," he wrote.

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