Skip to comments.Federal judge dismisses challenge to Murkowski's re-election
Posted on 12/28/2010 7:19:04 PM PST by speciallybland
A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in election victory last month, clearing the way for Murkowski to be sworn in for a second term next week.
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell later announced that the director of the Alaska Division of Elections certified Murkowski as the winner, defeating fellow Republican Joe Miller by a vote of 101,091 to 90,839.
Murkowski was defeated in the Republican primary in August by Miller, a Tea Party-backed candidate. Murkowski then waged the write-in campaign in the general election in November to defeat Miller, who filed a lawsuit challenging the result.
U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline had previously issued an injunction to block certification of the election results pending a resolution of Miller's lawsuit. In his ruling Tuesday, Beistline said "the injunction is lifted and the Division of Elections may certify the election results immediately."
In Alaska, state officials have scheduled a Thursday morning ceremony to sign the election certification, according to Sharon Leighow, spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell. The certification will then be flown to Washington to be delivered to the Secretary of the Senate.
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The fix is finally in. Not unexpected.
We all know the story of the sore loser Republican who got elected by the Democrats and immediately joined the Democrats to screw over Americans, and still claims to be a Republcian.
Hopefully the republicans give her a nice basement office next to the elevator.
“In Alaska, state officials have scheduled a Thursday morning ceremony to sign the election certification ...”
And Murkowski has schedule a press conference for Friday with Sen Reid, announcing she has switched parties. /not really sarc
EVERY time there is a close election, the Rat always wins. It isn’t just a coincidence.
Bush-Gore in 2000?
This was a complete farce of the first order.
|Senate Republican Voting Yea in Lame Duck Session|
|Bill||S.510 FDA Food||DADT Repeal||START Treaty||HR3082 Budget|
|Bond (R-MO)||Not voting||Not voting||Not voting|
|Brownback (R-KS)||Not voting||Not voting||Not voting|
|Bunning (R-KY)||Not voting||Not voting|
|Gregg (R-NH)||Not voting||Not voting|
|Hatch (R-UT)||Not voting|
I stand corrected. But if the Supreme Court had not ordered the state to hand count every ballot in the state and not just a selected few, I guarantee that the outcome would have been different.
I agree. It was either the whole state or none. It was not just to count the counties Gore wanted counted.
corruption at its finest. what where when nobody saw nutin
With the feds involved, Miller doesn’t stand a chance against Barry biatch.
Joe Miller ran one of the crapiest campaigns ever.
All he had to do is run one add and pound the airwaves with it:
“Lisa and the democrat are against repealing health care, I am for it. Lisa and the democrat are for cap and trade, I’m against it. Lisa and the democrat are for amnesty, I’m against it.”
I don’t know who these high paid idiot campaign consultants are, but they’re not doing the job. At least his weren’t.
Miller was smug and lazy. Murcow didn’t win it, Miller lost it.
The Federal Judge, Ralph Beistline, is a JWBush appointee from 2001. He completely agreed with the Alaska Supreme Court.
He dismissed Miller’s complaint “with prejudice”. This is rare; it means that Miller cannot file another case or appeal. (Beistline could have dismissed “with leave”, which would have allowed some options for Miller.) It means that the Judge found Miller’s complaint totally without merit, and in some issues “frivolous”.
It is a stinging rebuke to Miller’s arguments.
she should get a crapper for an office desk.
in Alaska, the election rules were set long ago....everyone has to follow them...supposedly
then you have this election and many "rules" were changed after the election process had begun....rulings were made that favored one candidate....rulings were made that had never been acceptable before....
maybe Miller ran a poor campaign....I don't know....but he got shafted by the establishment both Alaska and the pubs.....
Sorry Joe...would have loved your credentials in Washington....
Alaskans are not represented by Cow.....they will regret this election....
Miller could appeal the dismissed complaint.
“And Murkowski has schedule a press conference for Friday with Sen Reid, announcing she has switched parties. /not really sarc”
It might be a matter of time, though.
really wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Murkowski formally change parties, unless the Dems want her to stay put so when she votes with them, they can claim “bipartisanship,” much as they do with Snowe and Collins.
Murkowski’s smile is ANYTHING but Alaska. It is Chicago, Los Angeles, etc..
Alaska and Alaskan’s got the BIG ONE, just like Nevadan’s.
There is NO difference between a Murkowski and a Reid. They have connections, NOT SOLUTIONS.
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