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Joe Miller won’t try to block Lisa Murkowski Senate win

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JUNEAU, Alaska — Joe Miller says he won't stand in the way of GOP rival Lisa Murkowski being certified the winner of Alaska's U.S. Senate race, but will continue his court challenge to the state's handling of the vote count.

Miller's decision follows the state Supreme Court's decision not to overturn results of the election showing U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski leading Miller by thousands of votes.

Late Sunday, Miller said the integrity of the election process is vital. But he said he also doesn't want to prevent the state from having full representation when the new Congress is sworn in next month.

He faces a Monday morning deadline to plead his case with U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline.