Skip to comments.Joe Miller For Senator: URGENT: ACT NOW!! ILLEGAL DOE ACTIONS
Posted on 11/04/2010 5:13:46 PM PDT by MaxCUA
Alaska's Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, who oversees elections, told the Associated Press that write-in ballots for Miller will be tossed out. http://nation.foxnews.com/joe-miller/2010/11/03/miller-getting-hosed-alaska
THAT WOULD BE ILLEGAL!
AS 15.15.360. Rules For Counting Ballots. (a) The election board shall count ballots according to the following rules: (9) Write-in votes are not invalidated by writing in the name of a candidate whose name is printed on the ballot unless the election board determines, on the basis of other evidence, that the ballot was so marked for the purpose of identifying the ballot. http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/Title15/Chapter15/Section360.htm
WE NEED EVERYONE TO CALL THE OMBUDSMAN OFFICE AND FILE A COMPLAINT!!!
They WILL NOT be able to file complaint against the Lt Gov but will look into DOE practices. I also called an attorney that was recommended to me during in the write-in list fiasco...he said that as soon as the first Joe Miller vote on write-in line is tossed, the lawsuit will be filed! He will be following this as time progresses!
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Not to worry...Jim DiMint is sending help for Joe!
Hadn’t seen this. Lisa will be a er, have a cow.
He should have been in the court house on the day when the Lt. Governor said they would not count Joe Miller write in vote. Throwing out the ballots is pure BS.
So while Miller should and will press to disqualify as many of these write in votes as possible, the fact of the matter is a majority of Republicans in Alaska probably preferred Lisa over Miller. That is the real story here. How did this happen? How did Miller self destruct like he did, and more importantly, how is it a majority of Alaskan conservatives/Republicans wound up supporting the establishment candidate. Did they see the Tea Party as an outside force trying to interfere with internal Alaskan politics? And if so, that is a lesson to take to heart going forward. It will be important to remember that what can win in a Republican primary is not necessarily a candidate that can win in the wider universe of non-primary Republican and independent voters.
I haven't seen any verification to show this is the case. I do think there was a Dem flipover factor, or Dems who knew their guy had no chance and wanted to make sure the "Tea Partier" didn't win.
Good points. That buffoon McAdams only got like 24% of the vote, so it would indicate many Democrats probably ended up voting for Lisa.
Republicans make up much more than 34% of the electorate in Alaska, so it seems clear that some republicans voted murkowski, as well as some independents.
Actually Pubs make up just about 26% of the electorate in Alaska - 128K(R), 75K(D) out of 493K registered). The majority, about 55%, are either undeclared or non-partisan.
Miller got about 56K in the primary in a close contest, slightly more than Lisa (not writing her last name). In the general, Miller got almost 70K, while "write-in" got about 83K. Clearly I doubt Miller lost many of those 56K and likely gained a few of Lisa's voters who were sticking with the party above Lisa. From there we can see a little of how the numbers broke.
you make a lot of assumptions....I think democrats voted for COW.......
Joe can run against two candidates, but throw in the big business and the media, its a very difficult job...
Murkowski is promising every Alaska who voted for he that they will be part of sharing the future wealth of more oil revenues, no she did not actually say this but she is in real chummy with BP. Everybody can have the pony like me.
Alaskans are seasonal workers, I know that very well, myself I won’t have any work until march or april. Some people have said Alaskans are in a welfare type of living, thats far from the truth.
I have never seen anyone up here living off of food stamps. Some people do but a very very small amount and its usually unemployed single moms. We are probably if anything dividing up here in Alaska, some want high paying union jobs, jobs that allow them to work part time or seasonal and only part of the year, I wish for that even myself.
But the growing trend is also arising and gathering steam and thats telling the Federal government to piss off, we don’t need or want you. And thats the Joe Miller supporters.
Lisa is all for unions, federal programs and taking the PFD if needed to pay for more projects. So far the PFD is still the sacred cow up here, Sarah Palin was able to actually give all Alaskans an extra check one winter when she was governor.
So in a brief summary because we HAVE to depend on union jobs for a living its why so many supported Lisa. Will Miller transform Alaska into a more free state with less Federally owned lands and laws? He could and he should because no matter what Lisa says she is she is nothing but a favor seeker and favor giver, she should be in Chicago instead.
Department of Energy?
Department of Education?
I think the intended abbreviation was meant to describe the Department of Elections.
Bloggers aren’t known for precision. Their forte is exclamation points and capitalization.
"Miller, Joe" - 55878 "Murkowski, Lisa" - 53872That adds up to about 110,000 votes. Do they allow the independents to vote in the primaries? Because otherwise, it seems getting 110,000 out of 128,000 total republicans to show up for a primary would be rather remarkable.
In any case, usually in a general election, the primary winner will get more votes than the total votes cast in the primary -- because he'll get 90%+ of the primary voters, all of whom will show up since they are the active voters, plus he'll get the general-election republicans who don't care about primaries and just vote for the party in the general election.
In this case, unless a lot of primary voters failed to show up, it seems Murkowski held a good number of the primary voters; even if you assume Miller got ONLY votes from the primary voters, his 70,000 vote total suggests 40,000 republican votes for Murkowski.
So it seems a good number of republicans did NOT vote for Miller. The Democratic candidate got 48,000 votes, if you assume your number is accurate (75,000 democrat), and you assume he only got democrat votes, he'd have pulled down 64% of the registered democrats, which would be a good turnout.
But as you note, there are 493,000 registered voters, and 129,000 are republican, and 75,000 are democrat. The total vote cast was 203,000, or 41% of the electorate. So it is clear that each candidate must have gotten a good number of the non-partisans, because it is doubtful that republicans or democrats showed up 20% more than independents.
Also, it seems clear from the numbers that they must let independents vote in primaries, because I just can't imagine the republican turnout in the primary was 86%, but the total general election turnout was only 41%.
Oh well, it's just sad that in a state with 490,000 registered voters, the Miller campaign could only get 70,000 to vote for him, and could only get 14,000 more people to vote for him in the general election than voted for him in the primary.
Looking at the partisan numbers 125K vs 75K, it doesn't look like the democrat lost a lot of democrat votes to murkowski, if you assume Miller got most of the republican votes, then the democrat had to get most of the democrat votes plus a good number of independents to get to his 48,000 total. (if you assume the percentages would be the same, miller's 70,000/128,000= 54%, dems 48,000/75,000= 64%, which suggests either dems showed up more than reps, or miller got a lower precentage of republican voters than the dem got of democratic voters.
It seems clear that a lot of alaskans who are registered independent must lean one way or another.
Just to follow up on one question, the Alaska primary is open to undeclared voters, but not to those officially registered to another party so the vote total was not all pub turnout.
Thanks. It seemed that would have to be true.
In the primary there are two ballots. One has only Rep candidates, the other has all others.
If you are not registered as an R or ad, you can ask for either ballot. If you are registered as either party, your choice has already been made. You can change your registration, but I think you must do it thirty days before the election.
I hope that clears out some of the mud. I live here and I'm still not sure I understand all of it.
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