Skip to comments.More accusations made in close Senate race (Miller V Murkowski)
Posted on 08/29/2010 5:48:42 AM PDT by onyx
SENATE RACE: Miller's camp says GOP group is preparing for legal battle.
There were more allegations by the Joe Miller campaign of ballot-counting monkey business on Saturday as the absentees continue to pour into the Alaska Division of Elections. State elections officials now say there are 23,472 ballots to process, with more coming, and the first count set for Tuesday.
Miller currently leads Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski by 1,668 votes in the Republican primary.
Miller campaign spokesman Randy DeSoto said in an e-mail Saturday that there are many calls going out to Alaskans who voted absentee ballots, asking them who they voted for in the primary.
DeSoto said his basis for making that assertion is that a woman contacted the Miller campaign about getting a call, that such a call was brought up in the comment section of a story on the Daily News website, and that several people had called an Anchorage talk radio show to say they've received such calls.
"I believe, and time will prove it, (the calls) are being done for nefarious purposes," DeSoto said in the e-mail. "It is definitely not being done by the Joe Miller campaign. It is being done, I believe, by the National Republican Senatorial Committee or someone they contracted with as the beginning of a legal battle to throw out ballots."
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Moose and Elk for Murkowski!
Joe Miller will appear on Face The Nation this morning.
The GOP thinks that we have nowhere else to go.I also believe that they think that they own us.
You still don't get it?
They don't care if Murkowski wins, as long as Miller loses.
The GOP is a status quo party. A Senate full of DeMints, Coburns, and Pauls will destroy the coalition government that we've had in place since 1933. THAT the GOP won't accept.
In general, our "leaders" are more afraid of us and what we would do in power than they are of the Democrats (or of the Islamists). Where do you think No Child Left Behind came from? Where do you think "Religion of Peace" came from?
If we can take over the GOP in primary elections (doubtful, IMO) the pillars of the temple are going to be shaken.
That terrifies the GOP "bigwigs", and they'll try anything to stop it. I bet they're talking to Al Franken's lawyers right now.
Dude... yours is the post of the year. Easily.
They all start out with the best intentions, but after they stay in office a while, they become corrupt. The lack of term limits must stop, like the Presidency. 2 terms is more than enough for a Senator. One would be much better though.
Beginning to think there is NO difference between the two major parties, Both suck.
Everyone call Cornyn tomorrow again and again and again. He needs to hear us loudly. This is insane. Freepers UP!!! If Miller loses so be it but it wont be because the NRSC saw too it, just damn.
Or, if you can't disqualify the votes then you disqualify the candidates ~ that's the Obama way!
Looks like the absentee ballots have magically doubled.
I hope they don’t tear each other apart and open the door for the Dem.
Do this with class, Alaska.
Noplace knows better than those of us in Florida. First the NRSC tried to marginalize Rubio by endorsing Crist. Their excuse of focusing on incumbent Senators doesn’t wash even with industrial strength Mr. Clean. But to be fair, the patriots in New York’s 23rd also know a thing or two of this treatment at the whims of the NRCC and are being joined by districts all over the country.
Then came along the outsider vs. the machine candidates for Governor and Attorney General. The GOP establishment has lost Florida for their nefarious purposes and we ask all liberty loving patriots join us in a new awakening of the party named after what our country really is, a republic.
No one is perfect. And powerful people want to hang on to power. But tell me, which set of names is owned by which party: Roberts and Alito, Sotomayor and Kagan.
That the Repubs are fighting the people on who THEY pick is obvious and we MUST win. But there IS a difference between the parties.
Vote THEM out! Them are LIBs & RINOs. What a bunch of no good bums.
Caircross could have communicated email, held a webinar, and made a phone call. What did he communicate to the Murky team that took three days?
2 terms would be fine... as long as the second one was always in the federal pen.
BING, BING, BING!!!
No further calls. We have a winner!
I have a sick feeling this isn’t going to turn our well for Miller! The establishment/elite RINO’s club is going to steal the election!
Yeah... funny that.
This shows how mentally ill these have become for their lust for power.
Here in the 1st congressional in the state of Mi, Benishek beat Allen by 15 votes and Allen was said to be considering a recount. It is said that he only relented after someone convinced him otherwise. Yet, after he bowed out another decided to jump into the race as an “I”. Now aint that just great? Benishek is as conservative as one can get yet someone has to become the spoiler for the democrats to win the seat the infamous Stupak held.
BTW, Allen had to move to run in the district. But, my hat is off to him because he didnt demand a recount and has got behind the candidate-Benishek, a Surgeon.
This works for Murky no matter what. The people that voted for her will say so and they will assume anyone that declines to answer voted Miller. They now know which ballots to challenge. This is awful. We are no longer a nation of laws but of lawyers.
We can reform the RNC. We are already doing it by NOT sending them money. We can starve them into compliance. Sort of like a Tea Party seige.
I’ll be calling him (again) tomorrow and I know you will too. FWIW.
Call Orin Hatch too. He’s second in line.
lol. I have the NRSC’s number on speed dial. wink wink
So true, absentee ballots were at 8,000 and then I heard 16,000 then 20,000 and now 23,000??? really fishy to me.
GoCards is right. Everyone call Cornyn and the Party. Tell them there is a campaign called Starve the Beast. That the people are sick of politics as usual. We’re sick of their tactics like what they’re doing in Alaska. We are funding OUR choices and will not send money to the GOP. Hence Starve the Beast. Listen to what WE want or we will starve them monetarily. And they ARE broke.
Joe Miller isn’t the ordinary, rol-over candidate. He’s a top notch lawyer and former judge, who’s also got a top notch lawyer by his side, not to mention Sarah Palin who’s fought and beat the the elder Murkowski.
This thing is not over. Joe won and he’s still in the lead.
For Murkowski to “win” she’ll have to cheat, and that’s going to get U. G L. Y. The nation is watching now.
All too desperately, numbingly familiar to those of us living in Washington State. Remind me to tell you how we ended up being "blessed" with our current far, FAR leftist 'rat Governor, sometime.
Oh yeah, you’re right. The third party rumors are just that. Rumors or “talk.” She is betting on pulling a Franken.
And you’re right again. Senator Miller will never forget the NRSC’s involvement.
It’s just amazing that the number of outstanding absentee ballots have suddenly grown from 16,000 to over 23,000!
Miller is a fighter and a very smart fan. Keep the faith.
Watch Face the Nation. I’m sure ole Bob Scheiffer is for Murkowski.
Miller better be given his victory. That’s what I’m hearing.
Dear Republican Establishment,
When you engage in al-gorish tactics and outright fraud in Alaska to try and replace the people’s choice on election day with the party’s choice, what makes you think that anyone is going to trust you as the agent through which Obamism will be rolled back?
Call Orin Hatch too. He’s second in line at the NRSC.
The GOP would rather welcome a democrat in their select club than have a Tea Party member. I bet Mitch McConnell is involved in this as well.
Look at NY 23. The House GOP abandoned Doug Hoffman.
Then, they never asked for their money back from DeDe.
Fishy is the word. I wonder how the Republicans will explain it?? I wonder if anyone would vote for the RINO if the vote scam works?? I would not.
Smoking out the RINOS all across the country.
Can they control the mail in ballots easier. You betcha!
Who are the GOP big wigs?
Alaska U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Miller vs. Dan Fagan the Drama-man
The other day, I had the chance to listen to radio personality Dan Fagan literally scream at U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller on KFQD, 750 AM and call Joe Miller a liar.
In the clip below, you will hear a portion of the exchange between U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Miller and Dan Fagan.
The issue that was being contested by Dan Fagan was what Joe said in a Human Events article written by Jedediah Bila.
There is a quote in the article that Fagan took issue with and was his reason for calling Joe Miller a liar.
“She refused to vote to repeal Obamacare; I would.” (Joe Miller)
Let me make one observation. This article was written by Palin hater Sean Cockerham at the Anchorage Daily News (Daily Worker, acc. to Alaska Freepers). It should therefore be taken with a huge grain of salt. he is trying to gin up as much controversy as possible becasue it hurst only the GOP.
Also, the article says very clearly:
“The Division of Elections said Saturday that it had 23,472 ballots to process so far. Most are expected to be cast for the Republican primary race between Miller and Murkowski, but a portion will be for the Democratic primary instead.
The tally includes 13,740 absentee votes, out of a reported 16,000 absentee ballots that had been requested. There are another 9,069 questioned ballots, some of which will be disqualified. Elections officials said there are also 663 early votes that still need to be counted.”
Not all the votes are (Absentees and questioned votes) are GOP votes. Some are Democrats. I think the NRSC and Murkowski are trying to disqualify Miller votes, but I saw the interview with Sara Palin in which she said Miller would have final victory soon and the she, her family and friends all voted absentee. She is sending us a message that all is well. Miller will win.
The GOP Establishment will once again be vanquished by Palin and her allies. And I don’t believe she would have made such a bold prediction of success for Miller if she didn’t have inside information of where the absentees are coming from and Miller’s likely showing there. Miller is likely far ahead with the absentees because his type voter votes absentee (fisherman, oil workers).
Remember this as well. Murkowski doesn’t need to break even by cutting Miller’s lead with absentees. She needs to beat him with absentees. Looking at the confident Sarah Palin as she predicted his victory, I thought to myself: That ain’t happening. Miller has an insurmountable lead both in the election day vote and in the absentees.
Then Fagan went on to endorse Joe Miller, nuch to Murkowski’s shock!
It is said that Fagan’s endorsement had a last minute impact on the race in favor of Miller.
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