Murkowski: "Too Premature" to Talk About Third Party Run
5:06 PM, Aug 25, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
But a third party-run would be tough:
Of course, there are still 8,000 absentee ballots to be counted; Murkowski would need more than 60 percent* of them to overtake Miller. UVA's Larry Sabato says that "solid Alaska sources" say they "do not think there is any realistic chance Lisa Murkowski can make up the votes she needs."*Important clarification via Ace:
From Larry Sabato, Clarification: Yes those 8000 outstanding ballots are not just R ballots, but a mix of both D and R, so let's say, tops, 6000 are R's. She'd have to win 4000-2000, or 2:1, to pick up 2000 votes from the absentees.