By Becky Bohrer
The Associated Press
10:55 AM AKST, December 13, 2010
Republican Joe Miller faces a Monday deadline to appeal a judge's ruling against him in Alaska's U.S. Senate race.
If he doesn't appeal to the Alaska Supreme Court by then, a federal judge's stay on certifying the race will be lifted. If he does, the high court will hear arguments Friday.
An attorney for Miller said Monday morning that a decision on whether to appeal had not yet been made.
On Friday, a state court judge ruled against Miller in his challenge to the way in which the state conducted the election and counted write-in ballots for his rival, Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
Unofficial results show her winning by more than 10,000 votes. The lead is narrowed to more than 2,100 votes when ballots challenged by Miller observers are excluded.