Skip to comments.Alaskan official: Write-in votes for Joe Miller won’t count
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 wont count toward his total vote count. Alaskas Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, who oversees elections, told the Associated Press that write-in ballots for Miller will be tossed out.
So "voter intent" now only matters if we're talking about attempted votes for Lisa, not votes for Joe Miller.
That MurCOWski bought this one. Fraud running rampant for the whiny bitch that wouldn’t go home.
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.
“Voter intent” was a big deal to the Dems in Florida, too, back in the SoreLoserman days.
How many were there, do we know?
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.
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!!!
Lets see if the courts agree.
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.
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.
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?
I am heartsick to learn that Alaska, in spite of its isolation, has sucumbed to the virulent disease of American corruption!
Wow, Murk really does own Alaska, amazing she lost the primary. What a display of blatant, in your face, corruption for all to see.
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.
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.
Well, why were folks writing in Joe’s name when his name was on the darned ballot!
Anchorage may be heading to be the Seattle of the North.
Has anyone seen the press release from Miller?
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.
Because Alaskans are stupid and corrupt as hell.
Maybe they should refuse to count those votes on the ground that whoever cast them is just too darn dumb to be a voter.
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.
Can you say “Equal protection under the law?”
Not in Alaska, apparently.
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.
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.
Democrats have no idea how to run a country, which is ironic when you consider they have perfected the art of stealing an election.
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.
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!
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:
But not listed as a write in.
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...
Hes a legitimate write in candidate. If they didnt want people to write in his name, they shouldnt 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.
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.
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.
Miller was not on the write in list at all. Not online, and not on paper.
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!
OK Alaskans, its time to "boil the tar" and "pluck the feathers" this Lt. Governor needs seein' to!
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.
Don’t be heartsick when the law as written is being followed.
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.
He needed to be a write-in candidate on the list. He wasn't.
Did any Republican Freepers write her in? This is crazy.
In Alaska, you actually have to file to be a write-in. People cannot just write in a name and have the vote count.
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.
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.
How about the military, will they manage to keep those out too?
No, they're not. Neither went though the process to become one because they were on the ballot.
Who knows...but he’s who they intended to vote for!
Alaskan Mafia fraud.
You can misspell her name and it’ll count
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