Monday, December 27, 2010

Joe Miller To Continue Federal Court Challenge Of Alaska U.S. Senate Election Results, But Will Not Oppose The Certification Of Lisa Murkowski As Senator

On December 26th, 2010, the Anchorage Daily News and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that Joe Miller intends to continue his challenge of the November 2010 general election results, but he will not oppose the certification of Lisa Murkowski as senator. This will allow Alaska to have full representation (such as it is) in the U.S. Senate, and prevent a repeat of the Coleman-Franken fiasco in Minnesota two years ago, while enabling Miller to continue the quest to clarify the contradiction in Alaska's regulations for tallying write-in votes.

In his statement, Miller wrote, in part:

“After careful consideration and seeking the counsel of people whose opinion I respect and trust, I have decided that the federal case must go forward. The integrity of the election is vital and ultimately the rule of law must be our standard. Nevertheless, I have also decided to withdraw our opposition to the certification of the election, ensuring that Alaska will have its full delegation seated when the 112th Congress convenes next month.” Miller added, “This decision will allow Alaskans to focus on bringing fairness and transparency to our elections process without distraction of the certification issue.”

The deadline for Joe Miller to continue his Federal challenge was December 27th. U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline, who is hearing Miller's federal challenge and who initially tossed it back into the state's lap, had already said he would probably lift his order staying certification, allowing Murkowski to assume office on January 5th without losing seniority or leaving the state short a U.S. Senator.

Miller exhausted his state judicial options on Wednesday December 22nd when the Alaska Supreme Court ruled unanimously against him, determining that the state was right to count misspelled write-in ballots for Sen. Murkowki. The justices also found Miller didn't proved his allegations of election fraud.

-- Read 24-page Alaska Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Treadwell HERE.

After the Supreme Court decision, Murkowski campaign manager Kevin Sweeney issued a statement saying, “We expect that Judge Beistline will lift his stay of certification next week and the state can move forward in certifying the election for Senator Murkowski. We also anticipate that Joe will continue to pursue his baseless claims in federal court until his money runs out. In the meantime, Senator Murkowski remains on the job in Washington DC, putting Alaskans above party as promised, and as indicated by her most recent votes this past week.” Miller has come under heavy pressure to discontinue his challenge to the results, with the Anchorage Daily News, the Anchorage Daily Planet, and Dermot Cole of the News-Miner all thinking he should quit.

Miller still wants the results invalidated and a full recount performed. He contends the state violated the election and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution in its handling of the vote count. The law, as expressed in Alaska Statute 15.15.360 (11), calls for write-in ballots to have the ovals filled and the candidate's last name or name as it appears on the declaration of candidacy written in. The state, pointing to case law and to a section of the Alaska Administrative Code, 6 AAC 25.670(b), used discretion in determining voter intent and allowed for ballots with misspellings to be counted toward Murkowski's tally. These two separate references need to be de-conflicted in some manner.

10 comments:

  1. White people ARE a minority in this country. Anyone who disagrees with this has an odd definition of what "White" means. The real problems for Whitey will begin when his status is announced officially.
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    As crowding increases so will the shortages of basic necessities. With crowding comes disease. TB is on the rise; syphilis is endemic and the mestizos are enlarging the AIDS pool. 'Immigrants' are adding more and more exotic diseases to the mix and there will never be any "health care" pie-in-the-sky to make things better. The Law of Mass Action insures that all of our problems will increase at a faster rate

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  2. Americans live in fear. Of that that is no doubt. They fear to express their opinions if those opinions do not follow the red party line. Police are being conditioned not to arrest golliwogs for crimes because that would be "racial profiling". In the past, many never gave a hoot if their speech offended anyone. In fact, often the intent was to offend someone. At a recent meeting, I introduced myself, to a female tongue wagger, as a "male chauvinist pig", and with that out of the way, I offered to get her a cup of coffee. One need not be obnoxious -- a condition I impose very often in order to get rid of pesky people -- but never apologize for what you are or for what you feel. I detest people who kiss ass in public but talk behind that person's back when it is not public. For God's sake, a backbone should not depend upon the consensus of a group of people who probably don't like you anyway

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  3. While the American goof gawks at niggerball, polishes his SUV, gulps a beer and seeks his next session of Peter Dunkin, the jews never sleep when it comes to their war on the white man. They have declared revisionist material "obscene", and extended this to mean pornography, in an attempt to control the flow of information over the internet. It's censorship they want and they will go to any lengths to impose it. Ask yourself this: What is it that they do not what you to know?

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  4. Oh, man! That is some hate-filled, psychotic rhetoric, posted by 'Anonymous'.

    Joe Miller is going the correct route. Rules are NOT made to be broken, they may be challanged but never ignored.

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  5. Whew! Stumbled on this site and read the article as well as the comments above. Does "Anonymous" have any idea how he sounds to those who do not agree with his nativist (and frankly racist) view of the world? Hope he is not representative of the people who regularly follow this site.

    As for the actual topic, I have read the Supreme Court opinion and it is simply mainstream election law applied to the facts of this case. The same reasoning has been applied to other challenges in this state and elsewhere over the years.

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  6. Israel is a special location with special privilege since, after America is turned into a basket case, the power center will be there in that shit hole called The Promised Land. If God promises you a plate of excrement, then I'd think that is how he values the recipient.

    The congenital insanity of the jews is easily shown by their drive to eliminate, via wars and race-mixing, the only people on the planet dumb enough to sacrifice and die for them -- the nitwit honky.

    People will be people and they will dance on the sinking Titanic as long as the music plays.

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  7. By their behavior, a goody lot of White people have demonstrated that they are not worth saving -- from anything. When Eric and I speak of White people, we do not mean each and every one. Not by a long shot. Exercise your diminished freedom of expression. Stay away from crowds. Maintain your principles. Seek comrades in your local area. Always remember that a solitary gladiator in a world of cowards still makes the world a better place than if all were cowards. Each stalwart fighter for what's right is of immense value. Negativity is a state of mind. Truth is never negative. Make sure your glands don't control your thinking.

    Although we fight TO WIN, we do not fight because we are assured of winning. That's what cowards and bullies do. That's in the ZOG's domain and I am content to let them have it all.

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  8. One thing Whitey -- if you are ever going to succeed in this global racial war, then you'd better shed the handicapping baggage of the enemies' propaganda. Parrots may be getting great crackers but parrots they remain. Our people have a superior gift for thought, but if they refuse to use what the heavens bestowed, then they deserve nothing. We shall receive NO FAVORS from the gods until we choose to stand up and BE WHITE. Get up from your knees, wipe the brown from your nose, and resolve to THINK!!! R.F.

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  9. NATURALIZATION. Let's suppose we naturalize talc as flour, tar as chocolate and epsom salts as sugar. What might you think that would do for your chocolate cake recipe? Diversity is divine. If you naturalized Wen Ho Lee as an American, he'd still be the same thing. Putting feathers on a fox will not make it a chicken.

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  10. Amerasian, mestizos and asians are the carriers of a resistant strain of TB. Where a large body of these people congregate, there is sure to follow a TB epidemic of some proportion. You asked for diversity. Love it. Anti-biotics will not save you.

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