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Alaskan official: Write-in votes for Joe Miller won’t count
Hot Air / Politico ^ | 11-3-10 | Staff

Posted on 11/03/2010 12:26:38 PM PDT by TitansAFC

In another boon for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, write-in ballots cast for Republican candidate Joe Miller won’t count toward his total vote count. Alaska’s Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, who oversees elections, told the Associated Press that write-in ballots for Miller will be tossed out.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2010midterms; ak; alaska; craigcampbell; electionfraud; elections; joemiller; lisamurkowski; miller; murkowski; voterintent
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Brought to you by the same folks who promised to liberally interpret write-in ballots for Murkowski, based on "voter intent."

So "voter intent" now only matters if we're talking about attempted votes for Lisa, not votes for Joe Miller.

1 posted on 11/03/2010 12:26:40 PM PDT by TitansAFC
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To: TitansAFC

That MurCOWski bought this one. Fraud running rampant for the whiny bitch that wouldn’t go home.


2 posted on 11/03/2010 12:28:18 PM PDT by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: TitansAFC

Miller needs to litigate that... If his write in votes do not count, than any misspeeling of Lisa’s last name should not count either.


3 posted on 11/03/2010 12:28:38 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: TitansAFC

“Voter intent” was a big deal to the Dems in Florida, too, back in the SoreLoserman days.


4 posted on 11/03/2010 12:29:01 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: Thunder90

How many were there, do we know?


5 posted on 11/03/2010 12:29:34 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: TitansAFC

That’s terrible. I don’t think it’ll affect the outcome of the race, but if you’re talking about voter intent. Joe Miller IS a registered write-in candidate as is the Democrat moron. His votes should count, too.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 12:29:52 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Thunder90

Joe BETTER move QUICKLY on this one!!! If HIS write in doesn’t count, neither should anyone else’s!!! It is the INTENT of the people that counts!!!


7 posted on 11/03/2010 12:31:33 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: TitansAFC
Another indication of how little difference there is between an establishment RINO like Murkowski and the typical entrenched liberal democrat politican.

Lets see if the courts agree.

8 posted on 11/03/2010 12:31:43 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: TitansAFC

I saw Joe Miller listed on the final official list of write in candidates, signed off by this Lt. Gov. guy.

Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell is committing State and Federal elections fraud, and not hiding it at all.


9 posted on 11/03/2010 12:32:17 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander (p.s. The word 'bloggers' is not in the freerepublic spellcheck dictionary?!)
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To: TitansAFC

How is that possible?

Seriously when are they going to label the “liberal gene” they just discovered as a birth defect and truly renders a person incapable of making a rational sound decision on anything.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 12:35:25 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: All

The question I would have is why in the hell would you write in Miller’s name instead of simply voting for the guy using his actual place on the ballot?


11 posted on 11/03/2010 12:35:27 PM PDT by WillVoteForFood
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To: TitansAFC

I am heartsick to learn that Alaska, in spite of its isolation, has sucumbed to the virulent disease of American corruption!


12 posted on 11/03/2010 12:36:31 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: TitansAFC

Wow, Murk really does own Alaska, amazing she lost the primary. What a display of blatant, in your face, corruption for all to see.


13 posted on 11/03/2010 12:37:02 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: TitansAFC

So they better not count any votes for Murkowski unless they specifically state:

Senator List Murkowski.

Legible, perfectly spelled and in black ink only.

OMG...these Soro’s bought election officials are screwing us all over.


14 posted on 11/03/2010 12:37:48 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: TitansAFC

Before we get concerned over this, could someone explain to me why there would even be one write in vote for Miller? Clue time, he’s on the ballot people, no one should have written his name in.


15 posted on 11/03/2010 12:37:51 PM PDT by Melas
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To: TitansAFC

Well, why were folks writing in Joe’s name when his name was on the darned ballot!


16 posted on 11/03/2010 12:38:24 PM PDT by mancini
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To: Paperdoll

Anchorage may be heading to be the Seattle of the North.


17 posted on 11/03/2010 12:39:12 PM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: WillVoteForFood
why in the hell would you write in Miller’s name instead of simply voting for the guy using his actual place on the ballot?

I imagine for the same reason that John Hancock wrote his name real big on the Declaration of Independence. To emphasize the point.
18 posted on 11/03/2010 12:39:15 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: pollywog

Has anyone seen the press release from Miller?


19 posted on 11/03/2010 12:39:23 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: WillVoteForFood

No doubt that some people thought they would be cute and vote for him as a write in candidate instead. As you see the secretary of state allowed his name to go on the list, and waited until after the election to tell people this. I hope that any legal challenge to the procedures that can be realized are going to be taken to court.


20 posted on 11/03/2010 12:39:53 PM PDT by Revel
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To: WillVoteForFood

Because Alaskans are stupid and corrupt as hell.


21 posted on 11/03/2010 12:40:47 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: mancini
Well, why were folks writing in Joe’s name when his name was on the darned ballot!

Maybe they should refuse to count those votes on the ground that whoever cast them is just too darn dumb to be a voter.

22 posted on 11/03/2010 12:41:21 PM PDT by King Greymung
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To: Melas

He’s a legitimate write in candidate. If they didn’t want people to write in his name, they shouldn’t have put his name on the approved list of write in candidates. It isn’t the responsibility of the voter to explain why they voted a certain way. It is the responsibility of the voter to mark the ballot in such a way that their clear intent can be known.


23 posted on 11/03/2010 12:42:35 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: TitansAFC

Can you say “Equal protection under the law?”

Not in Alaska, apparently.


24 posted on 11/03/2010 12:45:03 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: Aroostook25

I saw some show on TV recently about Alaska. And the people on it said that Anchorage is very progressive, and bragged that they have three major gay bars there.

Well, if that indicates being progressive, I guess Anchorage has joined the club.


25 posted on 11/03/2010 12:45:15 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Question Liberal Authority

I think this is much ado about nothing. There are no write in votes to speak of for Miller. Having faith in his supporters, I’m convinced they were all smart enough to select his name on the ballot.


26 posted on 11/03/2010 12:46:44 PM PDT by Melas
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To: TitansAFC

Democrats have no idea how to run a country, which is ironic when you consider they have perfected the art of stealing an election.


27 posted on 11/03/2010 12:47:57 PM PDT by South40 (My computer beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing!)
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To: mancini
I wrote in the name of a candidate that was on my ballot.

I accidentally started to fill in the wrong oval - "write-in" - and
since I was about a third of the way through the ballot, I wrote in
the guy that was listed as "Democrat/Republican", rather than go
get a fresh ballot and start completely over again.

28 posted on 11/03/2010 12:49:46 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: TitansAFC
I predicted on a thread a week ago that ALL write in votes, regardless of spelling, would count for Princess Lisa. Which is probably exactly what is happening.

A person who writes in "John Smith" or "Bonzo the Wonder Chimp" will have that vote COUNTED as "Lisa Murkowski". If there's a stray pencil mark on the ballot anywhere, it's a vote for Lisa!

29 posted on 11/03/2010 12:50:19 PM PDT by PermaRag (the stock market will stop bleeding when those who manipulate it START bleeding)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Miller was not on the list of write-in candidates as far as I can tell. His name was on the list of candidates in general here:

http://www.elections.alaska.gov/ci_pg_cl_2010_genr.php

But not listed as a write in.


30 posted on 11/03/2010 12:53:04 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: TitansAFC

Alaska Statute:

http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/Title15/Chapter25/Section105.htm

AS 15.25.105. Write-in Candidates.

(a) If a candidate does not appear on the primary election ballot or is not successful in advancing to the general election and wishes to be a candidate in the general election, the candidate may file as a write-in candidate. Votes for a write-in candidate may not be counted unless that candidate has filed a letter of intent with the director stating

...and list follows what must be stated. Click the link to see it...


31 posted on 11/03/2010 12:53:17 PM PDT by deport
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To: Question Liberal Authority

He’s a legitimate write in candidate. If they didn’t want people to write in his name, they shouldn’t have put his name on the approved list of write in candidates.


He’s on the list of candidates but not as a write-in.


32 posted on 11/03/2010 12:54:38 PM PDT by deport
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To: JerseyHighlander

I recall that too, and how can you hand voters a list, and then claim that voting for one of the people on the list is not valid? I know that if I was voting in Alaska, I sure as heck would have written in his name, just to annoy the COW supporters.


33 posted on 11/03/2010 12:56:08 PM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: deport

Yep. Miller was never a write-in candidate, nor was he ever listed as one as far as I can tell. People misinterpreted the candidate list I guess.


34 posted on 11/03/2010 12:56:26 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: kingu

Miller was not on the write in list at all. Not online, and not on paper.


35 posted on 11/03/2010 12:57:25 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: WillVoteForFood

Sometimes you want to support the guy but not his party so you do a write in...a lot of folks do that. I’ve done that sort of thing before! Not to count Miller’s name on the write in candidates list is clearly illegal and the courts would quickly agree!


36 posted on 11/03/2010 12:58:25 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (True enlightenment occurs when one discovers just how much like God, one is NOT!)
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To: TitansAFC
"In another boon for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, write-in ballots cast for Republican candidate Joe Miller won’t count toward his total vote count. Alaska’s Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, who oversees elections, told the Associated Press that write-in ballots for Miller will be tossed out."

OK Alaskans, its time to "boil the tar" and "pluck the feathers" this Lt. Governor needs seein' to!

37 posted on 11/03/2010 1:01:51 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ltc8k6
Thanks. I think you're correct. If Miller wasn't on that little piece of paper they handed out, he shouldn't be an official write in candidate.

However, if they're going to go strictly by the letter of the law, then any votes for Lucy Milchowski should have the bubble filled in and the name written down "Lilly Mulwanksi" or whatever, exactly as it was on the official list of write-in candidates.
38 posted on 11/03/2010 1:02:17 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: TitansAFC

Litigate or Liberty suffocates. No more letting the corrupt get away with fraud because they know we are too polite to litigate.

True politeness means finding a way to retrain, shut down or isolate the impolite. Avoid litigation to empower the crude and venal.

May not win this go-round but next go-round, they’ll remember the welts they we raised on them.


39 posted on 11/03/2010 1:02:24 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Paperdoll

Don’t be heartsick when the law as written is being followed.


40 posted on 11/03/2010 1:03:20 PM PDT by deport
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To: Question Liberal Authority
. If Miller wasn't on that little piece of paper they handed out, he shouldn't be an official write in candidate.

That's playing to the rules THEY made up as they went along. That's ALSO SOMETHING NOT TO BE ENCOURAGED. A Judge can't invent the law to favor one party's circumstance, and that is what happened.

41 posted on 11/03/2010 1:04:52 PM PDT by bvw
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To: TitansAFC
This is legit.

He needed to be a write-in candidate on the list. He wasn't.

42 posted on 11/03/2010 1:08:14 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: TitansAFC

Did any Republican Freepers write her in? This is crazy.


43 posted on 11/03/2010 1:10:08 PM PDT by Mark was here (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

In Alaska, you actually have to file to be a write-in. People cannot just write in a name and have the vote count.

http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/STATUTES/Title15/Chapter25/Section105.htm


44 posted on 11/03/2010 1:12:39 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: TitansAFC

This is so obvious. If Joe Miller’s write-in ballots do not count, then that means that he has won. Might as well stop counting right now.


45 posted on 11/03/2010 1:13:59 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: deport

I guess I don’t see how the voter intent wouldn’t matter, as this contest was well-known as one with a write-in candidate. Do the voters know that votes written in for anybody BUT those on the official list would not be counted? Was this clearly posted somewhere or explained to each voter? Is it written on the ballot anywhere?

If not, If I were a voter that wrote his name to make a point, I would claim that I was being disenfranchised. Hey, it works for democrats.

I wonder if people really did this, or if they are simply preparing in case some did.


46 posted on 11/03/2010 1:14:11 PM PDT by Shelayne (He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly" Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! *Rev 22:20)
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To: TitansAFC

How about the military, will they manage to keep those out too?


47 posted on 11/03/2010 1:22:09 PM PDT by truthkeeper ( Remember in November: VOTE THE BUMS OUT!)
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To: NYRepublican72
Joe Miller IS a registered write-in candidate as is the Democrat moron.

No, they're not. Neither went though the process to become one because they were on the ballot.

48 posted on 11/03/2010 1:28:45 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: mancini

Who knows...but he’s who they intended to vote for!


49 posted on 11/03/2010 1:32:14 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: TitansAFC

Alaskan Mafia fraud.

You can misspell her name and it’ll count


50 posted on 11/03/2010 1:42:02 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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