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Joe Miller files lawsuit in Alaska state court, says some Murkowski votes illegal

November 22, 2010 politisite 0

Read the Lawsuit – PDF: Miller v. Division of Elections complaint Alaska’s bitterly contested Senate election went to state court Monday when Republican Joe Miller sued the state over the way write-in ballots for his GOP rival have been counted. Miller is trying to stop the state from using discretion in determining voter intent on write-in ballots cast for Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The Associated Press last week called the race […]

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Federal judge rules Alaska can't certify Murkowski are Senate race winner

November 19, 2010 politisite 0

An Alaska federal judge ruled Friday that Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller’s challenge to the counting of write-in ballots raises “serious” legal issues but is a matter for a state, not federal, court to decide. Yet in deferring to an Alaska state court for a final decision, U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline said he would grant a temporary injunction to halt official certification of the Nov. 2 election — an […]

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Alaska Politics: Miller campaign alleges possible vote tampering

August 30, 2010 politisite 0

I just received a response from the Division on Elections on the allegation by the Miller campaign. The division will be putting out a formal response with more detail, which I will post as soon as I receive a copy. From Sean Cockerham in Anchorage – The Alaska Division of Elections is preparing a formal response to Miller campaign lawyer Thomas Van Flein’s allegation (see below) of “possible voter tampering” […]