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  • A Review of ‘Voter Intent’ In Alaska’s Supreme Court 2006 Ruling

    11/28/2010 7:51:08 PM PST · by RileyD, nwJ · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Riley Driver's Point of View ^ | November 28, 2010 | Riley Driver
    Why A Review Alaska’s Lt Governor Campbell and the Alaska Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich continue to ask Senatorial candidate Joe Miller to withdraw his challenge to the use of ‘voter intent’ to determine the validity of thousands of the votes cast for Lisa Murkowski. They argue Alaska’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of ‘voter intent’ in the past so it clearly should have been used in the current write-in effort of Lisa Murkowski. If that is true, and it was, Campbell and Ruedrich should be asking for an expedited ruling by the Alaska Supreme Court, but they are...
  • Murkowski says Miller's lawsuit puts her Senate seniority in jeopardy

    11/24/2010 5:26:37 PM PST · by SeattleBruce · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/2010 | Shane D'Aprile
    "Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) called for a quick resolution to Joe Miller's legal challenge Wednesday, warning that if she isn't seated by January 3, she could lose her Senate seniority. According to the AP, lawyers for Murkowski sought to intervene in the lawsuit Wednesday arguing that not certifying the election results will leave the state without full representation when the new Congress convenes in January."
  • Alaska candidate sues over Senate election results

    11/22/2010 8:38:40 PM PST · by SeattleBruce · 112 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/22/2010 | Yareth Rosen
    ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller filed suit in Alaska state court Monday challenging the election victory of incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski and effectively halting certification of results. Miller’s 21-page lawsuit closely tracks an earlier complaint filed in federal court challenging write-in votes for Murkowski in the Nov. 2 election. A member of one of the state’s most powerful political families and a senator since 2002, Republican Murkowski had to campaign to get voters to write her name on the ballot after Miller, backed by the Tea Party movement and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, defeated her in...
  • Lisa Murkowski unleashed against Sarah Palin, other GOP foes

    11/21/2010 12:24:56 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov. 21, 2010 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, all but certified as the first successful write-in candidate for Senate in more than half a century, is poised to claim another distinction: She’s the only national politician to fight Sarah Palin on her home turf and win. Palin-endorsed Republican Joe Miller continues to challenge the outcome of the election in court, but Murkowski’s lead of more than 10,000 votes is expected to hold. That means that in a year when numerous Republicans were cast aside by an angry party base, Murkowski will be the lone lawmaker who lost to a tea party- and Palin-backed challenger...
  • Judge halts certification of Lisa Murkowski win

    11/20/2010 9:43:08 AM PST · by Free in Texas · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/19/10 8:25 PM EST | By SHIRA TOEPLITZ
    A federal judge ruled Friday in favor of Republican Joe Miller to halt the certification of the election results — at least provisionally — in his race against Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s write-in campaign to retain her seat. U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline granted a temporary injunction to stop election officials from certifying the results of the Senate race, according to The Associated Press. However, Beistline granted the injunction as long as Miller moves his case to state court instead of federal court by Monday. Beistline reportedly said that state court is in “the best position, at least initially, to...
  • Numbers From Alaska: Miller & Murkowski (Write-In)

    11/20/2010 2:49:00 AM PST · by RileyD, nwJ · 34 replies
    Vanity | 11/20/2010 | Riley D. Driver
    NOTE: ALL OF THIS IS MOOT IF THE LAW IS NOT FOLLOWED FOR WRITE-IN VOTES. Source for all numbers was here as of 11/17/10 at 20:46:07. (I used "was" as many of the numbers continue to change!) Total votes, 254,177 US Representative 256,041 Governor/Lt. Governor 255,831 US Senator 1,654 more votes were cast for US Senator race than US Representative 240 fewer votes werevcast for US Senator race than for Governor/Lt. Governor 90,740 Joe Miller's total votes 92,715 Lisa Murkowski's total write-in uncontested votes (another 8,153 were contested) 1,975 more uncontested votes were cast for Murkowski than for Miller For...
  • Judge halts certification of Alaska Senate race

    11/19/2010 5:38:37 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 191 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 19, 2010 | Becky Bohrer
    JUNEAU, Alaska — A federal judge has ordered the certification of Alaska's Senate race halted if Republican Joe Miller files a lawsuit in state court by Monday. U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline says Miller's complaint about the interpretation of election law - and how it pertains to write-in ballots - is a state matter.
  • BREAKING: Judge Halts Certification of Alaska Senate Race

    11/19/2010 5:45:36 PM PST · by Southnsoul · 9 replies
    KTUU/AP ^ | October 19, 2010
    A federal judge has ordered the certification of Alaska's Senate race halted if Republican Joe Miller files a lawsuit in state court by Monday. U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline says Miller's complaint about the interpretation of election law - and how it pertains to write-in ballots - is a state matter. He said that if Miller files a lawsuit in state court on or before Monday, the results of the race should not be certified until the legal issues raised have been fully resolved.
  • Miller Sues to Prevent Alaska Vote Certification

    11/19/2010 5:27:51 PM PST · by Usually_Disappointed · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/19/2010 | AP
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The GOP candidate in the Alaska U.S. Senate race asked a federal judge Thursday for a preliminary injunction stopping officials from certifying the election. An attorney for Joe Miller sought the injunction as part of a previous lawsuit challenging write-in ballots for Lisa Murkowski, the incumbent senator. Murkowski on Wednesday declared victory in the race, the first Senate candidate in more than 50 years to win a write-in campaign. Miller's lawsuit claims Alaska law requires voters to write in a candidate's name as it appears on a declaration of candidacy, or the last name of the candidate,...
  • Former Lieutenant Governor Says Election Law Should Be Enforced [Joe Miller Campaign]

    11/19/2010 3:35:52 PM PST · by SeattleBruce · 33 replies
    Joe Miller Campaign ^ | 11/19/2010 | Joe Miller Campaign
    Anchorage, Alaska. November 19, 2010 — The Joe Miller Campaign filed its reply memorandum in support of a Motion for Preliminary Injunction yesterday to delay certification of the US Senate Election until a series of voting irregularities, that could affect the ultimate outcome of the Race, are addressed by the Division of Elections (“DOE”). The campaign asked a US Federal Court for the injunction in a pending case which seeks to determine the standard by which write-in votes are counted. --snip-- Leman stated in his affidavit: “If an election had been held during my tenure as Lieutenant Governor which write-in...
  • Alaska GOP asks Miller to concede

    11/17/2010 7:16:45 PM PST · by speciallybland · 63 replies · 1+ views
    WLOS ^ | 11/17/2010
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska's Republican party is asking nominee Joe Miller to concede the U.S. Senate race to incumbent Lisa Murkowski. State GOP chair Randy Ruedrich says the party "stands ready to embrace" Murkowski as "Alaska's only Republican U.S. senator." He called on Miller to respect the will of the voters and to "end his campaign in a dignified manner."
  • Breaking: Miller still not giving up [5:40 PST]

    11/17/2010 6:01:15 PM PST · by SeattleBruce · 122 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | 11/17/2010 | Joshua Saul
    The Associated Press has called the race for Murkowski, who is expected to declare victory Wednesday night at the Laborer's Hall in Anchorage. Here's the press release: Miller: Integrity of the Vote is Vital Anchorage, Alaska. November 17, 2010 -- Joe Miller, U.S. Senate candidate, anticipates the end of the vote counting in Alaska today with the tallying of the overseas ballots. With over 255,000 votes cast, less than one percent of the vote total now separates Miller and Murkowski. In order to ensure the integrity of the election results, the Miller campaign has requested, and the Division of Elections...
  • Lisa Murkowski: I don't blame GOP for backing Joe Miller

    11/17/2010 5:36:44 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/16/2010 | Scott Wong
    As her once improbable reelection bid looks increasingly likely, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Tuesday that she doesn’t hold a grudge against Republican leaders who poured money into the campaign and legal efforts of GOP rival Joe Miller. Miller upset Murkowski in the Republican primary, but the senator launched a long-shot write-in campaign that may hand her another six years in office. ... “The expectation is that the party nominee will get the funds from [the National Republican Senatorial Committee], their coordinating funds, and they did that,” Murkowski told reporters at the Capitol. “I knew that by running as a...
  • Breaking: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election to Senate as write-in candidate

    11/17/2010 12:15:12 PM PST · by TonyInOhio · 219 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/17/10 | Unattributed
    Breaking: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election to Senate as write-in candidate
  • Murkowski's lead widens; Miller wants hand recount

    11/17/2010 7:41:25 AM PST · by SeattleBruce · 64 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 11/16/2010 | Sean Cockerham
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski enjoys an apparently insurmountable 10,400-vote lead over Joe Miller after the weeklong review of write-in ballots. But the Miller campaign isn't giving up and says Alaska's computerized voting system is "suspect." The Miller campaign wants the Division of Elections to recount the entire Senate race by hand, spokesman Randy DeSoto said Tuesday night.
  • Murkowski's lead more than 10,000 votes

    11/16/2010 6:52:07 PM PST · by rhema · 184 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 11/16/10 | SEAN COCKERHAM
    Today's review of write-in ballots ended with Sen. Lisa Murkowski enjoying an apparently insurmountable 10,420-vote lead over Joe Miller. Murkowski also now has collected more votes that went unchallenged by Miller ballot observers than Miller's total vote count. That makes it appear as though Miller's lawsuit to seeking to toss out misspelled votes is irrelevant, since there aren't enough of those for him to win. The Division of Elections has now counted a total of 100,868 votes for Murkowski. Miller has 90,448.
  • Murkowski camp confidence increases as last ballots are counted

    11/16/2010 4:05:50 PM PST · by speciallybland · 44 replies
    The Alaska Dispatch ^ | 11/16/2010 | Joshua Saul
    As the number of ballots left to count dwindles toward zero, staffers for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's historic write-in campaign are looking forward to the moment they can declare victory over Joe Miller. "By the end of the day today anyone with simple arithmetic skills can draw some conclusions," said Murkowski campaign manager Kevin Sweeney. "By the end of the day tomorrow the count will actually be done so the campaign can make a declaration." The Miller campaign continues to insist that the race is "far from over." In a Tuesday morning press release Miller spokesman Randy DeSoto compared the...
  • Mr. Wrong is Right, and Other Strange Tales from the Alaska Senate Rabbit Hole

    11/16/2010 10:29:48 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Mudflats.com ^ | November 12, 2010 | Jeanne Devon
    This is a long but worth reading wrap up of the Miller race up to Friday. We should all be used to it by now. Alaska politics will turn into something far more complicated than we believed was possible. The Corrupt Bastards Club, the Ted Stevens trial, the Don Young Coconut Road fiasco, some half-term governor run amok in the Lower 48, and now this – the Alaska Senate race of 2010. It’s always interesting when you find yourself with a strange bedfellow. That happened quite a bit when Palin had the VP nomination. People who were following the race...
  • Miller Still Leads In Uncontested Ballot Count

    11/15/2010 10:13:52 AM PST · by no dems · 73 replies
    JoeMiller.US ^ | November 14, 2010 | Joe Miller Campaign Staff
    Anchorage, Alaska. November 14, 2010 -- After 5 days of write-in ballot counting, Republican nominee Joe Miller still leads incumbent Lisa Murkowski in the uncontested write-in ballot count. As of Sunday night, 88,076 of the total 98,565 write-in votes have been counted and Miller has 87,517 uncontested votes and Murkowski only has 78,697. If current trends hold, Miller and Murkowski will likely end up in a dead heat in the uncontested ballot count. Tomorrow, approximately 8,800 absentee ballots are due to be counted as well as 1,000 overseas (mostly military) ballots. Miller has had a very strong showing in the...
  • Big Monday for Murkowski, Miller

    11/14/2010 11:22:24 PM PST · by SeattleBruce · 121 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/15/2010 | SHIRA TOEPLITZ
    With the vast majority of write-in ballots counted, both Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Republican Joe Miller looked to Monday – when election officials will begin counting thousands of absentee ballots — as a key day in their U.S. Senate race. After about 5,000 write-in ballots were counted Sunday, Murkowski kept up her success rate of winning about 89 percent of the write-in votes outright, plus an additional 8 percent of write-in votes that were challenged but still counted for the senator anyway. However, officials still have to count about 40,000 absentee ballots this week, according to the Alaska Division...