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Miller won't try to block Murkowski Senate win
Associated Press ^ | Dec. 27, 2010 | BECKY BOHRER

Posted on 12/27/2010 12:52:11 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Republican Joe Miller said he won't stand in the way of Sen. Lisa Murkowski being certified the winner of Alaska's U.S. Senate race, but he vowed to not end his legal fight over the state's handling of the vote count.

Miller's announcement late Sunday paves the way for Murkowski, the incumbent and a write-in candidate, to be officially named winner of the race.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; joemiller; lisamurkowski; miller; murkowski

1 posted on 12/27/2010 12:52:14 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Alaska’s loss.


2 posted on 12/27/2010 2:59:49 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not a penny for the Moo Cow.


3 posted on 12/27/2010 3:37:16 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Republican leadership in the Congress should place her in the worst office in the building. Right next to the Dumpster.

But they won’t.


4 posted on 12/27/2010 4:20:21 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sad, sad day for Alaska, the country and Justice.


5 posted on 12/27/2010 4:23:45 AM PST by eCSMaster
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To: Free ThinkerNY
IIRC two state laws were broken.
1- The state is prohibited from issuing a list of write-in candidates.
2- The state is prohibited from counting misspelled write-in votes.

Am I correct?

6 posted on 12/27/2010 4:45:58 AM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: Venturer
Republican leadership in the Congress should place her in the worst office in the building. Right next to the Dumpster.

If Miller was on the Republican line on the ballot, then the Cow is an Independent? Is this right?

If so, with whom will she caucus?

7 posted on 12/27/2010 4:59:11 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: JohnG45
McConnell has a real problem here ~ he knows his political life is over if he allows her to caucus with the Republicans.

End of story.

8 posted on 12/27/2010 5:19:50 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Alaskans are brain dead to have elected this POS to represent their interests. Maybe they can lure Schwartzenegger to be their next conservative governor, or some other communist-democrat posing as a republican.


9 posted on 12/27/2010 5:37:48 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: muawiyah

U R kidding - right ?


10 posted on 12/27/2010 6:11:28 AM PST by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

repeal the 17th amendmend and recall the senator.


11 posted on 12/27/2010 6:25:06 AM PST by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: JohnG45
If so, with whom will she caucus?

democrats

12 posted on 12/27/2010 6:26:05 AM PST by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: muawiyah
McConnell has a real problem here ~ he knows his political life is over if he allows her to caucus with the Republicans.

his political life should be over anyway, he SUCKS

13 posted on 12/27/2010 6:27:07 AM PST by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I now consider Alaska’s judiciary and election system to be as corrupt as those in Venezuela.

LLS


14 posted on 12/27/2010 6:40:37 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a dim to enter the kingdom of GOD!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She is a terrible RINO but there is no question that she was the choice of Alaskans and to fight more would have pushed him into Sore-Loserman territory.


15 posted on 12/27/2010 6:45:22 AM PST by DemonDeac
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To: muawiyah

The American people are too fickle to hold that against her.


16 posted on 12/27/2010 6:45:58 AM PST by DemonDeac
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To: muawiyah

I mean him. Freudian slip.


17 posted on 12/27/2010 6:46:21 AM PST by DemonDeac
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, crap. Wrong on so many levels.


18 posted on 12/27/2010 6:57:27 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Right move by Miller, although I regret Rhino Turdbronski won.


19 posted on 12/27/2010 7:47:09 AM PST by pogo101
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To: broken_arrow1
"Alaskans are brain dead to have elected this POS to represent their interests."

I'm sure you are referring to the crooked Native corporation officials, unionistas, and democrat voters who stole the election through fraud and criminal actions from the Alaskan people, who voted for Miller, who WON the primary.

20 posted on 12/27/2010 1:08:35 PM PST by redhead ("I think I'm the best fish filleter in the whole third grade." --Piper Palin)
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To: DemonDeac
"She is a terrible RINO but there is no question that she was the choice of Alaskans..."

She is NOT the choice of Alaskans. We voted her OUT in the primaries. This election was stolen by fraud by Unions, democrat voters, and crooked Native association executives, whose job it is to PLUNDER the Native association investments and treasuries. THIS ELECTION WAS STOLEN.

21 posted on 12/27/2010 1:11:27 PM PST by redhead ("I think I'm the best fish filleter in the whole third grade." --Piper Palin)
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To: redhead
We voted her OUT in the primaries.

That and a couple of bucks will get you a cup of coffee.

A primary guarantees nothing other than having your name on the general election ballot with the party label next to your name. Miller got that.

Not defending Murkowski, but the "she lost the primary" argument is tedious. Miller winning the GOP primary no more gave him the seat than Scott McAdams winning the democratic primary for the same seat ensured him anything.

The general election is the only thing that's relevant. Don't believe me: ask Ned Lamont.

22 posted on 12/27/2010 7:43:01 PM PST by speciallybland
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To: broken_arrow1

Alaskans went for the Pork Murkowski will try to provide. Miller should not have given in. His only chance is to win this in court and be a good Senator or he is finished in politics.


23 posted on 12/28/2010 4:14:26 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: redhead
We voted her OUT in the primaries.

50.9 to 49.1%. It seems many "Unions, democrat voters, and crooked Native association executives" voted in the Republican primary too.

24 posted on 12/29/2010 2:56:08 AM PST by Skylab
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To: 09Patriot; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy
>> repeal the 17th amendmend <<

The Alaska State Senate is run by a RAT-RINO coalition, and the Alaska State House is filled with Murkowski allies that named as House Majority Leader before she was appointed Senator. They will gladly reappoint their former colleague to the U.S. Senate. Indeed, the whole reason she became a Senator in the first place is because the process was left up to the crooked state government. It's unlikely she would have won a contested primary if she wasn't an incumbent with clout and federal dollars to hand out.

There is one legit constitutional remedy to the Murkowski virus, and that's explusion. However, I doubt any Senator would have the balls to introduce such a measure.

25 posted on 12/30/2010 3:43:01 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: speciallybland; All
>>> Not defending Murkowski, but the "she lost the primary" argument is tedious. Miller winning the GOP primary no more gave him the seat than Scott McAdams winning the democratic primary for the same seat ensured him anything. The general election is the only thing that's relevant. Don't believe me: ask Ned Lamont. <<

Neither LIEberman nor Murkowski should have qualified to run in the general election after losing the primary. They had their chance to get slated this election cycle and blew it. It would like allowing a sports team to play in a championship game for the title after they failed to make the playoffs. You don't get to have a contest between the finalists for the prize if you lost the earlier elimination round.

26 posted on 12/30/2010 3:48:03 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy; 09Patriot; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; muawiyah; AuH2ORepublican

Indeed 09Patriot, your amendment repeal plan would ensure she survives, at least until the RINOs and rats that form the majority in the Alaska legislature are defeated and replaced with a reform conservative majority. Alaska is almost a 3 party system.

BTW back when Senators were elected by the state legs it was for 6 year terms same as now. Legislatures were NOT empowered to simply recall or remove Senators in the middle of their terms.

Anyway the witch says she’s still a Republican. McConnell isn’t gonna kick her out (he should but I can’t imagine he’d even consider it). He’ll let her vote like DIABLOS Kirk/Snowe/Collins. I doubt anything will happen to McConnell because of this. The leadership has always tolerated the DIABLO Senators.


28 posted on 12/31/2010 3:03:47 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: FES0844; Trolleyman
Alaska’s loss.

No. America's loss. Her liberal votes effect us all not just Alaskans.

I don't necessarily believe her 'victory' is legitimate.

29 posted on 12/31/2010 3:06:06 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
McConnell would be looking ONLY as far as the internal operations of the Senate.

What's at stake is the REPUBLICAN BRAND, and if he, McConnell thinks that doesn't count then the Kentucky state committee should prepare to kick him out ~ let him run by himself (which, unfortunately, is 4 years from now.)

30 posted on 12/31/2010 5:21:25 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Impy

You’re right. I agree!


31 posted on 12/31/2010 10:25:11 AM PST by FES0844
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To: muawiyah

McConnell has become another go along RINO.


32 posted on 01/01/2011 10:32:31 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham
Only if he ever ran for office as a Democrat. McConnell is still not a Democrat.

BTW, a lot of the criticism of him has no basis in fact ~ but there are people who just don't like him. Whether that's because he's too close to the hillbilly people, or they don't like his accent, or they think it's just wrong that his wife is Chinese, I don't know ~ but a lot of the criticism is pretty funky and strange.

On the other hand, he somehow got the idea that you can negotiate deals with the other side.

Today we don't need that and as the new Congress fires up I think he's going to find that to be the case ~ after all, nothing is going to come over from the House that's not already approved by Conservatives.

What I hope for the next two years is that Republicans take back governance of the country from the Leftwingtards who now control the Executive.

All of us should learn to count votes though.

33 posted on 01/02/2011 5:21:03 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

It is the appearance of being to eager and willing to accept a compromise that gives the socialists most of what they want while claiming victory in saving a few scaps for the conservatives that annoy me.


34 posted on 01/03/2011 10:45:28 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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