In Alaska, Senate Frontrunner isn't even on the ballot

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    That's because she LOST the primary, you dumbass. She's running as a "write-in" candidate. You do know what that means don't you? It means that voters will have to write her name in if they wish to vote for her.

    You liberals get dumber everyday.
     
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    I kknow an I think it is very funny. The frigin Tea Party is a joke. But it won't be a joke when Sarah runs as a Tea party candidate for President in 2012. The GOP will be sweating an Ocean...LOL
     
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    People hate to do write in ballots. If you call them on the phone they may say they like Murkowsky but once they have to go through the write in process they just choose a convenient lever
     
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    Hopefully Murkowski pulls it off. I'd be more confident though if she was leading by five to ten points or more in the polls. Only because of the complications of a write-in candidacy, but it's still possible.
     
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    Murkowski is infinitely the better candidate than either of the other two, but Alaskan are known for being their own unique brand of yahoos, heavens love them.
     
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    I was reading up on this situation on the web. In Alaska, the law states they don't have to actually check the write in ballots unless there's a chance the write in is the winner, and after that it comes down to voter intent.

    It's very likely that if Murkowski wins, the GOP will be sending armies of Lawyers to Alaska this year to challenge each and every misspelled ballot. That'll be tough for Murkowski to fight. You'll see a lot of calls for her to just give it up.

    I'd like to see her win, but the idea that even if she does win she's facing an uphill legal battle to take her seat.... well it doesn't look good.
     
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    Murkowski has already proven that she is a fighter.
     
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    True, but to fight lawyers you need money. And if they'll make a case out of every single ballot, which they will do, that'll get pretty expensive.

    She'll fight as long as she can, I'm just not holding my breath.
     
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    When you go on and on about other people being so very dumb....who exactly are you trying to pump up....and why?
     

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