(Murkowski Setback): Alaska Judge Blocks Distribution Of 'Write-In-Names'

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    Good, at least there is some judicial integrity in Alaska. The judge was appointed by Palin successor Gov Sean Parnell who is riding high on Palins policies she enacted. This is bad for Murkowski. If nobody at the polls can help voters spell her name , which is hard to do for some, then her name mispelled will not be counted as a vote. I applaud Judge Pfiffner for his command of the English language. We should help spread the word- Alaska, write in Mercowsky-!!!


    Alaska judge blocks distribution of write-in names

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska judge on Wednesday granted a temporary restraining order stopping the state elections officials from handing out names of write-in candidates at polling places.

    The ruling is a setback for the campaign of incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who was defeated in the August GOP primary by tea party favorite Joe Miller and is mounting a write-in campaign. Former Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams is the Democrat in the race.

    Anchorage Superior Court Judge Frank A. Pfiffner said the division was in clear violation of an administrative regulation.

    The regulation reads, "Information regarding a write-in candidate may not be discussed, exhibited, or provided at the polling place, or within 200 feet of any entrance to the polling place."


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    The question is how many have already voted for her because of this assistance? Seems there should be a penalty levied against them for violating the written law.
     
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    I read this earlier...the election committee took it upon themselves to prepare and hand out write-in pamphlets in clear violation of Alaska election law.

    How can this be justified?
     
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    weird

    Who would go to the polls to write in and not have it written on something already? Or at least know how to friggin spell it to begin with.

    *sigh*

    Politicians are for all the laws that don't get in thier way.
     
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    Well it looks like Miller will take the cake with this ruling. Murkowski doesn't have enough time to stop this with legal proceedings.
     
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    This is retarded... there is obviously clear intent on the part of write ins that spell "Murkowski" wrong. But, I see their point in not allowing them: If your too stupid to spell that name, your vote isn't counted. It's not like the fucking name is Szczechinowicz or something!
     
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    The ruling may very well follow the letter of the law; it however violates the spirit of democratic principles.
     
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    Alaska high court: Voters may see write-in list

    Seems the ruling was overturned by the Alaska Supreme Court. I don't have a problem with poll workers providing assistance to those who request the correct spelling of a write in candidates name, but posting a list in of write-in candidates in plain view kind of invalidates the established process.
     
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    I still want to know why "Murkowski" is such a hard name to spell!
     
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    Good. Murkowski is typical of the career politicians who will say and do anything to get re-elected. She's a poor looser and can't accept the fact that she lost in the primary election. I hope she looses soundly in the general election.
     

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