Skip to comments.AP: Federal court denies Joe Miller's request to immediately stop write-in ballot counts
Posted on 11/10/2010 3:20:18 PM PST by library user
Just a headline right now.
More to follow.
Related to Lisa, perhaps?
Or a friend of the family?
I hate to say it folks, but this is the endgame here for Miller. HotAir already reporting that over 98% of the write-ins are for Murky. Alaskans apparently favor business as usual and the status-quo over liberty and autonomy.
You lost Joe...
You can’t possibly believe that. Ninety eight percent? If that doesn’t SCREAM fraud for you, there is no hope.
Murkowski family appointment.
Joe lost and he needs to move on. If a dim were pulling these antics we’d be all over them.
Joe lost and he needs to move on. If a dim were pulling these antics we’d be all over them.
It really does sound fishy. I wonder how many of the voters had the same names as the Dallas Cowboys starting lineup, and names like Mickey Mouse and Superman? And how many were even alive?
Alaska, the last frontier, needs to be chopped off from tax funded life support.
Don’t get me wrong here. I believe he has lost. But with that ratio? Come on.
This ruling should just be a decision allowing the counting to proceed.
The system the counters are using only counts votes for M that are lawful, mis-spelled votes are kept apart and not counted as yet.
So there isn’t any point in an injunction yet.
Why is it strange that Murkowski got 98% of write-ins? Normally write-ins get less than 1% of thd vote in Alaska. This year it was 40%. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure the difference is Murkowski.
Fraud as usual. Lisa has the judge in her pocket. She is not & I mean a Not Republican! She is trying to win by hook or crook just like the Dems. I don’t want her on any boards.
I disagree. One of the things that bothers me most about recent elections (not just this one) is how Republicans are far too likely to just roll over and play dead instead of challenging possible voter fraud. 98% of the write-ins were for Murky? Doesn’t that sound a little odd?
I think, without more facts it’s hard to say.
The request is a necessary step, to lay the groundwork for contesting ballots that don’t follow the letter of the law. It’s not the legal endgame.
They count the ballots and if they count any for the ‘cow that are contested, then his team can take it to court again, showing cause.
See my 10.
I disagree. He needs to see this out, and when it is time accept the outcome. The votes aren’t even counted yet. Plus, our side always seems to bow out too quickly without fully challenging to the full extent.
He needs to take it to next higher court. From bankers, and wall street, to voting, and on and on the rule of law in this country has turned into a circus.
I found this site where you can watch the counting live.
I disagree. He needs to see it to the end and make the courts rule on each and every issue. The rules need to be clarified for the next election. If voter intent is to be the standard the Supreme Court of Alaska needs to invalidate the regulation.
After the process is through and he is still behind he should concede as graciously as possible and start working for the election on 2014. If he can heal things with Murcowski and the state GOP he might be viable in a race against Begich.
What was the count?
Of course the federal judge would do this.
I swear, the entire judiciary is in the pocket of the liberals.
Impeach, convict, remove. This nation has ignored the founder’s dream of federalism, the 10th amendment, limited government, and the rule of law. We have become a nation that puts the power to write law into the hands lamebrain judges.
I agree. Did Franken bow out. Did Murray in WA? No, they fought and fought hard to steal the election. they kept counting till they found enough votes in trunks and floating in ponds. Whatever the outcome, I would like to see the GOP stand up and fricken fight for one god-darned time!!!!!
Hot air reports that that line is from a partisan Democrat. Since when do we take what they say as gospel?
Joe Miller is already on the ballot. Who is going to write him in?
Look, I want Joe to somehow pull this out and I loathe Murky for what she's done, but it's over for him. The good news is that Murkowski will have no real power in the Senate. She will be essentially a freshman again.
they went thru over 80,000 write ins just starting today?.....don’t think so......
Actually, if we’re discussing write-ins, it could very easily be that lopsided. The more viable the write in candidate was, the more lopsided it would be.
Do you disagree?
It's an interesting point to see if McConnell replaces her with true Republicans in her leadership role on committees.
it would be like a rat getting a law passed that rats candidates names will always be listed first on the ballot, in bold red letters with a flag next to it.....
so why NOT take this to the upper courts?
the reason PINO has gotten away with all of his crap is that NO ONE HAS CHALLENGED HIM....
laws are laws and the way they are interpreted becomes precident....
so take it to the next court, Mr. Miller..
Yes. Nobody gets that percentage of anything, anywhere, anytime. Impossible. Not saying she didn't win. Just saying that 98% is fraud. Plain and simple.
how many ballots are misspelled?
Have they counted the 30,000+ absentee ballots as yet?????????
It’s undisputed that there were more write-in ballots than Joe received on election. When was the last time write-in ballots outnumbered the leading vote-getter on the ballot? Unless a large group of AKers decided to write in random names of their friends or Lizard people (like in MN), the only rational explanation would be that they were the result of a large write-in campaign. The only one staging a large write-in campaign was Murky.
The fact that so many ballots came from so many different places make widespread voter fraud unlikely. You can steal a close election by finding votes in cars (see MN again), but it’s almost impossible to steal one by this margin.
The sad fact is that contrary to popular image, many AKers are heavily reliant on the federal gov’t. And they voted to keep the gravy train rolling in exchange for keeping their state in a quasi-colonial status.
however,I do not believe that many votes are going to Cow...even the Indians said some voted for strange names etc...some ballots will not be filled out correctly enough..
Miller has a point...at the start of the election season the write in had NO RIGHT to have his name of a piece of paper supplied by the state and there was NO RIGHT to count votes that weren't spelled correctly...
that is the problem with write ins....they usually can't get their name out there and their name has to be spelled right...
so TWO rule changes have swung over to Cow.....isn't that convenient...
next time someone signs a contract, see how far you'll get by changing things after you've signed it....
fight on Joe!
All spelled correctly?
But how many are fraudulent?
Cccording to the State of Alaska Sec. elections website, Joe Miller unofficially trails write-ins by exactly 11,333.
81,195 for Joe Miller and 92,528 write-ins.
The first batch of numbers is out and they show 89 percent of the write-ins counted so far were perfect for Lisa Murkowski.
90% of the write-ins would equal 83,275.
If Joe doesn’t destroy her with the absenties, it could very easily come down to a judge ruling on the ‘challenged’ write-in votes.
Blank everyone on this blanking board.
Mark Levin is right.
The law says it has to be spelled correctly.
But they aren’t doing it that way. Hanging chads anyone?
That case went to the Supreme Court.
You guys all SUCK
Our GOP at its finest.
Sounds like Banana Republic numbers to me...and this for a woman who lost the primary? Does not pass the smell test IMHO.
Does AK also have a Dem Sec of State and AG ?
I say don’t give up.
NOW acceptable write ins for Lisa Murkowski:
etc,etc,etc. DESPITE ALASKA LAW STATING THE CANDIDATES NAME MUST BE WRITTEN (meaning not misspelled ) :
“A vote for a write-in candidate, other than a write-in vote for governor and lieutenant governor, shall be counted if the oval is filled in for that candidate and if the name, as it appears on the write-in declaration of candidacy, of the candidate or the last name of the candidate is written in the space provided.”
Worse. Observers. The Democratic Party decided to observe the count just to make sure it goes smoothly, even though the battle is between Republicans Lisa Murkowski and Joe Miller.
Hmmm? Wonder who they’re rooting for?
(11) A vote for a write-in candidate, other than a write-in vote for governor and lieutenant governor, shall be counted if the oval is filled in for that candidate and if the name, AS IT APPEARS on the write-in declaration of candidacy, of the candidate or the last name of the candidate is written in the space provided.
republicans are not allowed as ‘observers’ at the same time and place in equal numbers ?
if only 89% of the writes ins are valid so far and they have only counted less than 10% then she may be in trouble because the more they count, that percentage will probably drop not go up. If it gets to about 85% she’s finished
For weeks people made fun of how her name is spelled on this site and around the web and in Alaska because the law states you have to spell it correctly and fill out the oval. She ran commercials knowing this rule educating voters. She printed out bracelets with her name. She had the courts change the rules to allow printed out lists of write ins to be handed to voters at the polling area.
Yet when it comes to demanding the law be followed and the ballots be properly spelled and the oval filled in NOW we have people saying Miller should Conceed? What the hell is wrong with all of you? I give up. If conservatives don’t think the law should be followed then why even bother anymore. Forget primary challenges too. Clearly they are worthless since conservatives roll over dead.
Personally disgusted at a number of people right now.
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