On December 2, a state court in Juneau, Alaska ruled that U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski is permitted to intervene in the lawsuit Miller v Lieutenant Governor, over the vote count for the U.S. Senate race. She will argue that write-ins should count even when the voter forgets, or doesn’t know, to fill in the oval next to the name just written in. She almost certainly doesn’t need such votes, but she will be the only one taking that stance. Miller and the state agree that those kind of write-ins shouldn’t count.