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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 ^ | 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...
  • Murkowski's own lawsuit could sink her write-in campaign (Vanity)

    11/14/2010 4:59:40 AM PST · by no dems · 43 replies
    Joe Miller.US Press Release ^ | November 14, 2010 | no dems
    I went to Joe Miller's Facebook page and found that his Campaign has issued a press release with information proving that Lisa Murkowski's own lawsuit she filed, prior to November 2nd, could sink her write-in campaign. The substantiating section of that press release stated: "Prior to November 2, Murkowski sued the State to get her name printed on a voter list to be posted at every precinct. She did that and argued that, without such a list, a voter might misspell her name and the vote would not count. Murkowski knew what state law was prior to November 2, as...
  • Murkowski camp growing more confident of victory[1000s of mil./abs. ballots yet to be counted]

    11/13/2010 11:12:40 PM PST · by SeattleBruce · 82 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | 11/13/2010 | Jill Burke
    Incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski is closing in on the total number of votes cast for Joe Miller on Election Day. While it's believed the lion's share of votes for write-in candidates will go to Murkowski -- a suspicion the ongoing count has thus far proved -- the ballots must be looked at and assessed to know for sure. But with 84 percent of the more than 98,000 write-in ballots cast on election night already evaluated, Murkowski appears to be within striking distance of a win. --snip-- But -- and there are always "buts" -- there are still thousands other votes...
  • ‘Tonight Show’: Dennis Miller Bashes Pelosi to Raucus Cheers from Military Crowd

    11/13/2010 9:22:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    breitbart tv ^ | 11/13/10 | NBC
    The stand-up comic and talk show host took the stage at Leno's Veterans' Day special for an all-military audience, and as the expression goes, "he killed." Miller took dead aim at ObamaCare, soon-to-be ex-Speaker Pelosi, and Newsweek while expressing heartfelt gratitude to the men and women who preserve our freedom.
  • Miller campaign sues for access to election registers

    11/13/2010 7:59:51 AM PST · by SeattleBruce · 76 replies
    KTUU ^ | 11/12/2010 | Christine Kim
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller filed a complaint Friday afternoon, demanding access to state voter rolls after alleged instances of voter fraud. Court documents say the Miller campaign has asked for access to election registers from about 30 precincts across the state, which show voter signatures. At a press conference, a Miller advisor claimed that one district showed a 238-ballot discrepancy in write-in votes, and wanted to know where those votes went.
  • Anchorage Joe's Fifteen Minutes are up

    11/13/2010 5:43:09 AM PST · by Charlie Fairbanks · 91 replies · 1+ views
    The Republican Mandate ^ | November 13, 2010 | Tim Howes
    As an election law attorney with fourteen years experience, I can tell you that the Miller camp is using the "spaghetti justice" approach to election law. They are throwing the whole pot of pasta up on the wall to see what sticks. We have a job to do in Washington, one that Joe Miller passionately supports. It is my sincere hope that the person in the Miller camp who understands third grade math prevails soon because the Alaska ballot count is a distraction from the task at hand: Balancing the federal budget and ending the Obama deficits.
  • Miller Campaign's Latest Press Conference is Encouraging (Vanity)

    11/12/2010 4:57:45 AM PST · by no dems · 67 replies
    Facebook ^ | November 11, 2010 | no dems
    For those who are discouraged by the ongoing shenanigans in the AK Senate Race vote count, this is some encouraging news; especially the part about the ongoing Absentee Vote count. The Miller Campaign reported the following on Facebook. An advisor to the Joe Miller Campaign, Floyd Brown, today announced that, because of the many reports of possible voter fraud, he has opened a toll free voter fraud hotline allowing people to report any voting irregularities they witnessed. The toll free number is 1-866-446-4138. Brown noted that "serious allegations of fraud, voter intimidation and voter bullying" have been surfacing since the...
  • Is Joe Miller Trying to Disenfranchise Alaskans?(CBS News)

    11/11/2010 3:34:25 PM PST · by mdittmar · 150 replies · 1+ views
    cBS News ^ | November 11, 2010 | Brian Montopoli
    Joe Miller, the Tea Party-backed Republican nominee for Alaska Senate, may be on the cusp of losing the Senate race to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who ran as a write-in candidate after losing the GOP primary to Miller. There were more write-in votes than there were votes for Miller, and the vast majority of those ballots seem to have been cast for Murkowski. Miller chosen to address this by challenging votes that appear to have been for Murkowski even when there is only the smallest of justifications for doing so. Consider: According to the Associated Press, an observer for Miller today...
  • Vanity: New Name for "Murkowski" if she wins (now that we know her main funding/supporters.

    11/11/2010 10:55:18 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 18 replies
    jsdude | Nov 11, 2010 | Myself
    PORKowski- heck her main supporters were the native tribes wanting to keep the gravy-train rolling, and the Federal Contractors (and unions). He new royal northern Princess Name shall now, and forevermore be not Lisa Murkowski, but Liza Porkowski. J.S.
  • Counting of write-in ballots underway in Alaska Senate election ["phonetic understanding?"]

    11/11/2010 6:47:46 AM PST · by SeattleBruce · 160 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/10/2010 | Kim Murphy
    Reporting from Juneau, Alaska — The tedious scrutinizing of the more than 92,500 write-in ballots cast in the U.S. Senate race in Alaska got underway in a chilly warehouse Wednesday, with observers for Republican Joe Miller's campaign determined to challenge any variation in the spelling of rival Lisa Murkowski's name. And judging from the multiple derivations voters attempted — Lisa Muroski, LSI Murkswke, Lisa Mvrowski, Lesa Merkesken, Lisa M., along with at least one ballot cast for Jesus Christ — there will be no shortage of opportunities for argument. "We expect to have a recount. We expect it may go...
  • 89% write ins for Murkowski

    Count coming in. Almost all for Murkowski. 2 votes for Miller
  • Why is FoxNews saying Murkowski is ahead? [vanity]

    11/10/2010 9:38:38 AM PST · by Ruth C · 33 replies
    I keep listening to FoxNews, and their reporters are saying things like: Joe Miller gained some votes but is about 5% down. 5% down from whom? He is ahead of all who were actually on the ballot and the write-ins haven't been tabulated yet.
  • Miller Files Suit to Halt Alaskan Vote Count

    11/09/2010 10:08:58 PM PST · by BAW · 137 replies
    Big Government ^ | Nov 9, 2010 | Publius
    Copy of Miller's lawsuit at the link.
  • Plan unveiled for Senate write-in count [Alaska Senator: Miller - Murkoswki]

    11/09/2010 5:02:51 PM PST · by deport · 35 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | 11-09-10 | Joshua Saul
    The Division of Elections has unveiled the process by which it will count the write-in votes in the U.S. Senate race. The write-in count will begin Wednesday morning, though the division is also counting more than 20,000 absentee ballots today. The ballots will be transported by Goldbelt Security from the Division of Elections ballot room to Juneau's Alaska Litho Building, where there will be 15 teams of two elections officials, with an observer from both the Murkowski and Miller camps likely sitting at each table.When the counting of the write-in ballots begins, election workers will open the sealed envelopes...
  • Miller vs. Murkowski update: Miller has netted 914 votes over "write-ins" with 8000+ Counted

    11/09/2010 4:58:45 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 11-9-10 | TitansAFC
    As of 3:06 p.m. Alaska time: Miller has netted 914 votes over "Write-ins" after 8,000+ of the roughyl 30,000 absentee/military votes have been counted. The count now has Joe Miller trailing "Write-ins" in the overall count by 12,525 votes. Remaining ballots are from both places Miller is expected to do well AND places Murkowski is expected to do well.
  • First absentees counted in Alaska: Joe Miller gains 900 votes

    11/09/2010 4:52:41 PM PST · by FTJM · 20 replies ^ | 11/9/10 | Allahpundit
    A spark of hope, but not much more than a spark right now, alas: The Division of Elections has put out a big statewide update, which includes the districts reported already as well as new ones (will take a little time to figure out just which ones.) The bottom line in the update is that the state is now reporting that it’s counted over 8,000 absentee and early votes today. The write-ins lead Joe Miller by 12,525 votes. That represents a 914 vote gain for Miller in today’s count of absentee and early votes. The write-in lead was 13,439 the...
  • Absentee tallying gets under way in Alaska (Miller/Murky Votes)

    11/09/2010 9:15:26 AM PST · by Syncro · 32 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/9/10 11:01 AM EST | SHIRA TOEPLITZ
    Absentee tallying gets under way in Alaska By SHIRA TOEPLITZ | 11/9/10 11:01 AM EST Updated: 11/9/10 11:40 AM EST Election officials will tally an additional 30,500 absentee ballots Tuesday in the first stage of what is expected to be a days-long process to determine the winner of the Alaska Senate race. Republican Joe Miller is hopeful that he can close the 13,439-vote gap between him and the number of ballots cast for write-in candidates, most of which presumably are intended for Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai told POLITICO in an e-mail that election results will...
  • Losses by tea party-backed candidates in Del., Nev. and Colo. cost GOP shot at Senate control

    11/07/2010 6:55:55 AM PST · by upchuck · 159 replies
    Washington Examiner/Ass Press ^ | November 7, 2010 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Tea party-backed candidates helped and hindered Republicans, injecting enthusiasm into campaigns but losing Senate seats held by Democrats in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada that the GOP once had big hopes of capturing. Republican leaders and strategists are muttering that the same tea party activists who elevated Speaker-to-be John Boehner and the party to power in the House simultaneously hobbled the GOP's outside shot of running the Senate. Tea partiers largely spurned establishment candidates in the GOP primaries and helped nominate Christine O'Donnell in Delaware, Sharron Angle in Nevada and Ken Buck in Colorado. All three lost on Tuesday. "You let...
  • Murkowski Likely has Insurmountable “Write-in” Lead in Alaska Senate Race – The Hill

    11/06/2010 2:26:54 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 81 replies
    The Hill is reporting that an Alaska-based Republican Pollster – Marc Hellenthal – believes GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski has an insurmountable lead over GOP Senate Nominee Joe Miller: THE HILL: . . . . . As it stands now, the number of “write-in” votes cast on Election Day leads Miller’s vote total by 7 percent. It translates into a lead of some 13,000 votes over Miller, meaning the Republican nominee will have to find a way to invalidate a sizable portion of write-in ballots to have any chance of defeating Murkowski. “Short of some absolutely astounding event, it’s over,” concludes...

    11/04/2010 5:13:46 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 20 replies
    Alaska's Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, who oversees elections, told the Associated Press that write-in ballots for Miller will be tossed out. THAT WOULD BE ILLEGAL! AS 15.15.360. Rules For Counting Ballots. (a) The election board shall count ballots according to the following rules: (9) Write-in votes are not invalidated by writing in the name of a candidate whose name is printed on the ballot unless the election board determines, on the basis of other evidence, that the ballot was so marked for the purpose of identifying the ballot. WE NEED EVERYONE TO CALL THE OMBUDSMAN OFFICE AND FILE...
  • Joe Miller Needs Our Help

    11/05/2010 4:27:21 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 52 replies
    Senate Conservative Fund ^ | 11-5-10 | Jim DeMint
    Dear Fellow Conservative: Joe Miller, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Alaska, needs our help. He's in the race of his life against Senator Lisa Murkowski who ran as a independent write-in candidate after losing the Republican primary. With the race still too close to call, there are still tens of thousands of ballots that haven't been counted and there will be a recount to verify the integrity of the write-in ballots. Joe Miller can win this race but he's up against a well-financed legal team that is working for Lisa Murkowski. They will be fighting to bend the...
  • NRSC Asks Donors to Support Miller’s Legal Battle

    11/05/2010 1:38:29 PM PDT · by FTJM · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/5/10 | John Stanton
    In the nation’s last undecided Senate race, national Republicans are coming to the aide of tea party favorite Joe Miller, and will ask supporters to help pay for his post-election legal fight against incumbent GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Murkowski appears to be leading Miller by a wide margin in her write-in bid, but National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn will e-mail supporters Friday and urge them to make donations to Miller’s campaign. “Joe Miller in Alaska is dedicated to the conservative principals we need in Washington DC. But he faces the potential of a lengthy recount. And in Alaska,...
  • Joe Miller: Alaska’s Lt. Gov. is biased (GOP is backing Lisa in ballot count, send Ginsberg to help)

    11/04/2010 6:05:11 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | 11-4-10 | Jill Burke
    Here’s a quick round up of the latest developments regarding Joe Miller’s take on the uncomfortable wait for a decisive winner in the race for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat. The website is reporting that Miller, in a conference call with bloggers Thursday morning, is imputing the loyalties of the state’s top elections official. It quotes Miller: There are a number of fights that are going to have to be undertaken, in part, due to the fact that the division of elections (is) headed up by the lieutenant governor. The lieutenant governor is effectively the same [as] what you might...
  • Murkowski is a cheater, a traitor to her party, and shouldn’t be trusted

    11/04/2010 1:41:19 AM PDT · by Gum Shoe · 31 replies
    Red State Zombie ^ | November 4, 2010 | Red State Zombie
    In addition to the potential theft of elected office I see in various parts of the country, the debacle in Alaska is turning my stomach. Lisa Murkowski has shown that she is unworthy of any serious consideration as an elected official. Other than democrats, I’m actually shocked that any appreciable number of Alaskans voted for her. She is the next self promoting loser in the parade of blue-blood republicans willing to do whatever it takes to stay attached to the government teat. It is behavior I expect in a liberal socialist, not a republican. Specter, Crist, and now Murkowski all...
  • Some Miller votes won't count

    11/03/2010 1:56:20 PM PDT · by FTJM · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/3/10 | Robin Bravender
    Some Miller votes won't count In another boon for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, write-in ballots cast for Republican candidate Joe Miller won’t count toward his total vote count. Alaska’s Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, who oversees elections, told the Associated Press that write-in ballots for Miller will be tossed out. The write-in ballots are leading in the Alaska race with 41 percent of the vote. Miller has only 34 percent of the vote; Democrat Scott McAdams has 24 percent. The final outcome won’t be known until all the write-ins have been counted, which could take weeks, but Murkowski is confident of...
  • KTVA Completes Inquiry into Newsroom Recording (Making up Joe Miller story)

    11/03/2010 12:37:48 PM PDT · by ASOC · 11 replies
    KTVA (Chanell 11) Anchorage, AK ^ | November 2, 2010: | KTVA CBS 11
    (snip) As a result of this incident, the two producers involved in the recorded conversation are no longer with the station. As a matter of policy KTVA did not identify the staff members involved, however KTVA clarified that neither the News Director, Assignment Editor Nick McDermott nor any other KTVA reporters were involved in the recorded conversation as previously reported by the Miller campaign. (snip)
  • Alaskan official: Write-in votes for Joe Miller won’t count

    11/03/2010 12:26:38 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 91 replies
    Hot Air / Politico ^ | 11-3-10 | Staff
    In another boon for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, write-in ballots cast for Republican candidate Joe Miller won’t count toward his total vote count. Alaska’s Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, who oversees elections, told the Associated Press that write-in ballots for Miller will be tossed out.
  • Lt Gov: ‘Joe Miller’ write-ins won’t go to GOP nom

    11/03/2010 9:33:02 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 69 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Boston Herald ^ | November 3, 2010
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Write-in votes for Joe Miller in the Alaska Senate race won’t count toward the GOP nominee’s tally. So says Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell. Campbell, who oversees elections, tells The Associated Press that because Miller’s name isn’t on the official list of write-in candidates, any ballots with "Joe Miller" written in won’t be credited to the tea party favorite.
  • Teams of Miller lawyers to watch Senate write-in count

    11/03/2010 12:51:34 AM PDT · by FTJM · 34 replies
    AP via ADN ^ | 11/3/10 | BECKY BOHRER
    Alaska Senate hopeful Joe Miller's campaign is gearing up for a legal fight over write-in ballots in the hotly contested race with Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Murkowski mounted a write-in bid after losing the GOP primary to Miller in August. Unofficial returns Tuesday night showed write-in ballots with a lead over Miller. But it's not clear how many of those are votes for Murkowski; she was one of 160 candidates qualified to be written-in. Miller campaign manager Robert Campbell says the overall results are disappointing; Miller had hoped to win the race outright Tuesday night. But Campbell said the race is...
  • Vanity: Miller (35%) vs. Murkowski/Senate RINOS (39% write in) - Follow with me here....70% precinct

    11/03/2010 12:26:15 AM PDT · by teg_76 · 74 replies · 2+ views
    Here we go....currently she would need 90% of the write ins to count for her to win. Wonder what would have happend if the Senate Rinos didn't coddle her after the primary....
  • Vanity: Uh oh... Write in leads in Alaska

    11/02/2010 11:05:12 PM PDT · by paudio · 52 replies · 1+ views
    With 40% in, Write in (39%), Miller (35%), McAddams (25%).