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Judge tosses Miller suit, clears way for Murkowski
Anchorage Daily News ^ | Dec. 28, 2010 | Lisa Demer

Posted on 12/28/2010 3:28:40 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

A federal judge today dismissed Republican Joe Miller's federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the Nov. 2 election, clearing the way for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski to be certified as the winner.

U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline issued a 14-page order this afternoon in which he said Miller wasn't raising any federal issues that he needed to resolve.

He ordered Miller's entire federal case dismissed.

Beistline wrote that he would not second guess the Alaska Supreme Court, which already had ruled against Miller.

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1 posted on 12/28/2010 3:28:42 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Recall Murkowski!


2 posted on 12/28/2010 3:31:22 PM PST by RocketRoland
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As expected.


3 posted on 12/28/2010 3:31:30 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just awful.. I wonder if the people who voted for her like the way she will vote from now on?


4 posted on 12/28/2010 3:31:42 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RINOs stealing elections like Democrats.


5 posted on 12/28/2010 3:31:54 PM PST by Frantzie (American TV = owned by the Saudis and elites - keep watching & losing your freedom)
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To: RocketRoland
Recall Murkowski!

The voters of Alaska just elected her; they are unlikely to recall her. Apparently Alaskans are no longer as conservative as commonly thought. It is disappointing that the Palin endorsed conservative Republican candidate lost this election. Now Alaska has a Democrat and an Independent or moderate/liberal Republican representing them.

6 posted on 12/28/2010 3:36:28 PM PST by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: af_vet_1981

Alaskans are addicted to pork and will do anything to keep it coming.


7 posted on 12/28/2010 3:40:32 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: af_vet_1981

Where does Congressman Don Young fit in? He won statewide as a Republican. I don’t know his political leanings though.


8 posted on 12/28/2010 3:41:40 PM PST by deport
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To: Menehune56

“Alaskans are addicted to pork and will do anything to keep it coming.”

Ain’t that the truth! That’s why Sarah Palin had so many enemies when she was Governor and that’s why so many people worked overtime to keep Murkowksi in office.

It is really sick! The gushing river of federal money into Alaska needs to STOP, but it’s gonna take an act of Congress to do that....wait.....Congress? Oh, never mind.


9 posted on 12/28/2010 3:50:35 PM PST by wk4bush2004 (PALIN 2012! AMERICA WILL SHINE AGAIN!)
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To: Frantzie

Exactly! Some of these old professional politicians just won’t give up the power, you have got to stab them in the heart with a stake like a vampire. Lisa M., Dirty Harry, Nancy P., Charlie R., John M., Olympia S.,Barbara B.
Remember Edwin Edwards, 4-term governor of Louisiana, “The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.”


10 posted on 12/28/2010 3:52:36 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just like the time my supervisor fired me because another worker said that I and another girl that didn’t show up for work was because we planned to both be out the same day, which was a lie, but this beotch had it in for us both.

I told the azzhole super exactly what I though in no uncertain terms and then I added...your day will come in this place...and it did. He was fired for screwing around with the help. Made my day.

Same with these clowns who use their positions to change the rules.

Your day will come, judges.


11 posted on 12/28/2010 4:16:55 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

When you lose to a write in candidate you are not a very good candidate and Alaska does get a lot of pork but when you get pork you find that the federal government has a lot of control thus ANWAR!!!!!


12 posted on 12/28/2010 4:23:13 PM PST by wild74
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To: RocketRoland

Yes, recall her.


13 posted on 12/28/2010 4:34:15 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Joe was a good candidate. He far more preferable than Murkowski who has pure RINO blood in her veins.

But Joe lost the election. He didn't do himself, Alaska or the Tea Party movement any good by hanging on past the determination the gap was 10,000 votes!

There is a time to retire gracefully and live to fight another day. He may have poisoned the well!

14 posted on 12/28/2010 4:45:36 PM PST by HardStarboard (I'm sure George and Dick had quiet smiles while watching the election results!)
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To: HardStarboard

Didn’t the LAW state that any write in candidates name had to be spelled correctly?

Shame on Joe for wanting the law to be upheld. /sarc


15 posted on 12/28/2010 4:50:21 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: af_vet_1981
The voters of Alaska just elected her; they are unlikely to recall her. Apparently Alaskans are no longer as conservative as commonly thought. It is disappointing that the Palin endorsed conservative Republican candidate lost this election. Now Alaska has a Democrat and an Independent or moderate/liberal Republican representing them.

A lot of Democrats voted for her instead of the democrat on the ticket because they knew there was no way he'd win so they put their weight behind Moocowski, which is just more proof of how RINO she is.

16 posted on 12/28/2010 4:54:34 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Germans in 1932 thought they were voting for change too.)
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To: HardStarboard
Joe was a good candidate. He far more preferable than Murkowski who has pure RINO blood in her veins.

Yes, he was vastly preferable to Lisa, but Joe was not a very good candidate. Miller lost to a write-in candidate. If you lose to a write-in, even one as well known as Murkowski, there is something seriously wrong with you - at least in the eyes of the voters.

People gotta face the fact that many high profile Tea Party senate candidates fared very poorly. The lesson is, run better candidates. COD, Angle, Buck, Miller - all lost extremely winnable races where better nominees may well have meant Republican victories.

17 posted on 12/28/2010 6:10:43 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: HardStarboard

At some point early on Joe should have conceded and run against Begich when the time comes. He lost a lot of credibility and good will by persisting when it was obvious that he’d lost.


18 posted on 12/28/2010 6:14:15 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... Iowa 61)
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To: af_vet_1981
I think you are wrong. He beat Murkowski in the Primary but Murkowski was able to keep her support and get some Democrats. She should be recalled. She has shown Alaskans she is a liberal and I think they would now realize it and go for the recall.
19 posted on 12/28/2010 6:49:01 PM PST by RocketRoland
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To: af_vet_1981
I think you are wrong. He beat Murkowski in the Primary but Murkowski was able to keep her support and get some Democrats. She should be recalled. She has shown Alaskans she is a liberal and I think they would now realize it and go for the recall.
20 posted on 12/28/2010 6:49:06 PM PST by RocketRoland
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To: Free ThinkerNY
She won fair and square after all the democrats voted for her in the general..
Maybe the word square is pushing it... but it was fair..

Moosecowski is not a republican anymore shes an independent..
Boehner had better be careful (with her) the TpCaucus is WATCHING...

21 posted on 12/28/2010 6:58:58 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: RocketRoland

Recall Murkowski!........ exactly


22 posted on 12/28/2010 7:01:31 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Menehune56
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Addicted to Pork and "free" Petro-Dollars in the ground ... kinda lke that gold-rush thing ...

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23 posted on 12/29/2010 6:05:26 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne
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To: RocketRoland
I think you are wrong. He beat Murkowski in the Primary but Murkowski was able to keep her support and get some Democrats. She should be recalled. She has shown Alaskans she is a liberal and I think they would now realize it and go for the recall.

So he beat her in the Primary and lost in the General. That is akin to a football team beating another in the season but losing to the same team in the playoffs. Which election counted ? There was a Democrat running and he won 23% of the vote. Murkowski got 40% and Miller 35%. She beat him. He lost. 15% of Alaskans are registered Democrats, 25% are registered Republicans and the rest are just loony so I think they deserve who they elected. Now the rest of the country has to suffer their stupidity.

24 posted on 12/29/2010 2:15:33 PM PST by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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