Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has officially prevailed in her uphill write-in re-election bid, with the AP calling her the victor against the official Republican nominee, Joe Miller.
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.
Defeated Senator Lisa Murkowski will announce a write-in bid for Senate tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. ADT. Murkowski was beaten by Tea Party favorite Miller, but has says she has been flooded with calls from Alaskans to peruse a write-in bid Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski will announce tonight in Anchorage she intends to pursue reelection as a write-in candidate after losing the GOP primary to Fairbanks attorney […]
Breaking News Alert The New York Times Tue, August 31, 2010 — 10:29 PM ET —– Sen. Lisa Murkowski Concedes Alaska Republican Primary for Senate Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska conceded late Tuesday in her Republican primary race to Joe Miller, a lawyer from Fairbanks backed by Tea Party activists, Sarah Palin and other conservatives. Mr. Miller shocked the political establishment here and in Washington last week when he emerged […]
From Sean Cockerham at the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage — Update, 12:20 p.m.: Joe Miller’s lead over Lisa Murkowski just grew slighly with absentee and questioned ballots from the Mat-Su. Miller now leads Mukowski by 1,460 votes. The Division of Elections reported counting 2,895 votes from Legislative Districts 13 through 16 in the Mat-Su. Update, 11:10 a.m.: Joe Miller’s lead over Lisa Murkowski narrowed from 1,668 votes […]