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AP: Federal court denies Joe Miller's request to immediately stop write-in ballot counts
AP | 11/10/2010 | Staff

Posted on 11/10/2010 3:20:18 PM PST by library user

Just a headline right now.

More to follow.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2010; alaska; joemiller; lisamurkowski
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Anyone know the judge involved in this?

Related to Lisa, perhaps?

Or a friend of the family?

1 posted on 11/10/2010 3:20:22 PM PST by library user
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To: library user

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.


2 posted on 11/10/2010 3:23:05 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: library user

You lost Joe...


3 posted on 11/10/2010 3:23:49 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You can’t possibly believe that. Ninety eight percent? If that doesn’t SCREAM fraud for you, there is no hope.


4 posted on 11/10/2010 3:24:23 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: library user

Murkowski family appointment.


5 posted on 11/10/2010 3:25:17 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: library user

Joe lost and he needs to move on. If a dim were pulling these antics we’d be all over them.


6 posted on 11/10/2010 3:25:32 PM PST by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: library user

Joe lost and he needs to move on. If a dim were pulling these antics we’d be all over them.


7 posted on 11/10/2010 3:25:42 PM PST by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: johniegrad

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?


8 posted on 11/10/2010 3:26:08 PM PST by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Alaska, the last frontier, needs to be chopped off from tax funded life support.


9 posted on 11/10/2010 3:26:54 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: MizSterious

Don’t get me wrong here. I believe he has lost. But with that ratio? Come on.


10 posted on 11/10/2010 3:27:36 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


11 posted on 11/10/2010 3:28:29 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: johniegrad

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.


12 posted on 11/10/2010 3:28:39 PM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: library user

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.


13 posted on 11/10/2010 3:29:07 PM PST by jrcats (Obama -Soros's puppet!)
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To: Lou Budvis

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?


14 posted on 11/10/2010 3:29:14 PM PST by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


15 posted on 11/10/2010 3:29:37 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Alter Kaker

See my 10.


16 posted on 11/10/2010 3:30:02 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: Lou Budvis

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.


17 posted on 11/10/2010 3:31:04 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: library user

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.

http://www.360north.org/livefeed.php


18 posted on 11/10/2010 3:31:52 PM PST by Revel
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To: Lou Budvis

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.


19 posted on 11/10/2010 3:32:31 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: Lou Budvis
Joe lost and he needs to move on.

What was the count?

20 posted on 11/10/2010 3:33:04 PM PST by Fundamentally Fair (If exercising the right to free speech invites violence, then girls in short skirts invite rape.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
Hell, Franken kept appealing, clawing and spitting until he won.....DON'T GIVE UP JOE!!!
21 posted on 11/10/2010 3:35:55 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: library user

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.


22 posted on 11/10/2010 3:36:28 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: ilgipper

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!!!!!


23 posted on 11/10/2010 3:36:30 PM PST by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Hot air reports that that line is from a partisan Democrat. Since when do we take what they say as gospel?


24 posted on 11/10/2010 3:37:09 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: johniegrad
You can’t possibly believe that. Ninety eight percent? If that doesn’t SCREAM fraud for you, there is no hope.

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.

25 posted on 11/10/2010 3:37:51 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: johniegrad

they went thru over 80,000 write ins just starting today?.....don’t think so......


26 posted on 11/10/2010 3:39:00 PM PST by cherry
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To: johniegrad

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?


27 posted on 11/10/2010 3:41:21 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Your next chance like this? About 2044. Vote popularity and don't waste time with the details.)
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To: johniegrad

yup fraud.


28 posted on 11/10/2010 3:41:40 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
So this will make Murkowski an Independent who caucuses with the Republicans?

It's an interesting point to see if McConnell replaces her with true Republicans in her leadership role on committees.

-PJ

29 posted on 11/10/2010 3:41:59 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: MizSterious
it doesn't sound odd....but remember in past Alaska elections and probably many other places the write in candidate was not able to CHANGE the law after they filed so their name would be on a list that the state passed out....

game changer....

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..

30 posted on 11/10/2010 3:43:42 PM PST by cherry
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Do you disagree?

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.

31 posted on 11/10/2010 3:44:19 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: johniegrad

how many ballots are misspelled?


32 posted on 11/10/2010 3:46:59 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: library user

Have they counted the 30,000+ absentee ballots as yet?????????


33 posted on 11/10/2010 3:46:59 PM PST by Kahuna
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To: MizSterious

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.


34 posted on 11/10/2010 3:47:44 PM PST by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
if she goes with the democrats she'll be given a nice plum...

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!

35 posted on 11/10/2010 3:49:14 PM PST by cherry
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

All spelled correctly?


36 posted on 11/10/2010 3:49:19 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

But how many are fraudulent?


37 posted on 11/10/2010 3:50:38 PM PST by Shady (The real work is just beginning!)
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To: library user

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.

http://www.elections.alaska.gov/results/10GENR/data/results.pdf

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.

Read more: http://community.adn.com/adn/node/154249#ixzz14vS3QJtk

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.


38 posted on 11/10/2010 3:51:32 PM PST by proudpapa (Proudpapa)
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To: Shady

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


39 posted on 11/10/2010 3:53:23 PM PST by preamble
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To: Paladin2

Our GOP at its finest.


40 posted on 11/10/2010 3:54:01 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: MizSterious

Sounds like Banana Republic numbers to me...and this for a woman who lost the primary? Does not pass the smell test IMHO.


41 posted on 11/10/2010 3:59:11 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: sappy

Does AK also have a Dem Sec of State and AG ?


42 posted on 11/10/2010 3:59:41 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: library user

I say don’t give up.


43 posted on 11/10/2010 4:01:28 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: proudpapa
But this article says that overseas and military ballots aren't due until November 17 (see text under the photos at left), and presumably won't be counted until then. Miller has to wait until then before doing anything.

-PJ

44 posted on 11/10/2010 4:01:43 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: library user

NOW acceptable write ins for Lisa Murkowski:
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Morcowski
.
Mercowski
.
Mircowski
.
Microwaveski
.
Micrometer
.
Micrococcus
.

Micron
.
Liza.
.
Luza
.
Leeesaw

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.”


45 posted on 11/10/2010 4:04:14 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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?

Read more: http://community.adn.com/adn/node/154249#ixzz14vWM3UCX


46 posted on 11/10/2010 4:06:50 PM PST by proudpapa (Proudpapa)
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To: Para-Ord.45

PS:

(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.

http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/akstatutes/15/15.15./15.15.360.


47 posted on 11/10/2010 4:09:16 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: proudpapa

republicans are not allowed as ‘observers’ at the same time and place in equal numbers ?


48 posted on 11/10/2010 4:09:21 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: library user

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


49 posted on 11/10/2010 4:10:21 PM PST by sunmars
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


50 posted on 11/10/2010 4:10:29 PM PST by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim that leans conservDeMin)
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