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A Look At Challenged Alaska Ballots – AL Franken All Over Again

November 11, 2010 politisite 0

Problem is two conflicting laws prevail. One says the name must be accurate and another says the intent of the voter should be considered. My last name is Milliron. If someone writer Milleron what would the intent of the vote be. The other law would eliminate that vote due to it not being written exactly as my last name. How is it possible to have two opposing laws on the books in Alaska? Could it be that no write in candidate has won since 1954?
So this is where we find ourselves, Murcowski… I meant Murkowski appears to have 89% of the write ins. Miller continues to hold on to the absentees which are mostly from Alaska Natives who are going significantly for Murkowski as she has supported many of the Natives initiatives and earmarks while in the Senate.

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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” […]

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State of the Union: Candy Crowley’s Crib Sheet for June 20

June 20, 2010 politisite 0

GAME ON After an eight-month hiatus from Sunday Morning talk, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks. Despite all the hefty issues floating through the White House, he remains an aficionado of raw politics. Ratcheting up the political noise over Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-Texas) apology to BP, Emanuel said Barton’s now retracted words were “not a political gaffe… (but) a philosophy.” As close as Democrats try to tie all […]