Hang in there, Joe! The longer you continue to deny reality, the greater the nation's chances of never having to deal with you as a candidate again.
Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller announced late Sunday that he would continue his challenge in federal court of the write-in election of rival Sen. Lisa Murkowski, but added he would not oppose certification of Murkowski's victory by state election officials.
U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline, who is hearing Miller's federal challenge, had already said he would probably lift his order staying certification, allowing Murkowski to assume office Jan. 5 without losing seniority or leaving the state short a U.S. Senator. In a prepared statement e-mailed to the media about 10:20 p.m., Miller said he planned to go ahead with his federal lawsuit "for the sake of the integrity of the election."
This is the best paragraph, though, for deadpan delivery:
Among Miller's issues is his assertion that state law requires write-in voters to spell Murkowski's name perfectly. The Alaska Supreme Court disagreed.
Indeed, Miller has issues. But have at it, Joe. The fight must go on!