Alaska judge's ruling setback for Mur...

Alaska judge's ruling setback for Murkowski

There are 68 comments on the Washington Times story from Oct 27, 2010, titled Alaska judge's ruling setback for Murkowski. In it, Washington Times reports that:

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.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#1 Oct 27, 2010
Good Ruling. Murkowski LOST the Primary. The corrupt moron should step aside.

If someone wants to write in her name, Fine but it should NOT be printed on the Ballot.
Shady Lady

Mchenry, IL

#3 Oct 27, 2010
C'mon. Her Daddy gave her that Senate seat. Who do you voters think you are? Can you imagine the arrogance of that woman?

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#4 Oct 27, 2010
Judge Frank A. Pfiffner was appointed to the bench in October 2009 by Sarah Palin's running mate, who became Governor after she quit. Looks like he's being a good boy.

Look for the ruling to be appealed. Listing write in candidates, or answering voter questions about write in candidates, is not the same as advocating for write in candidates. This decision could be an overreach by the judge.

The only thing Mr Miller won is his place on the Republican ticket. Lisa Murkowski has every right to run. Write in campaigns are very difficult to wage, and the odds are against Murkowski, but her candidacy is legal, legitimate, and proper. Alaskan voters will decide who the next Senator will be.
scout

Albany, CA

#5 Oct 27, 2010
flush this marxist down.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#6 Oct 27, 2010
PooPoo Platter wrote:
Judge Frank A. Pfiffner was appointed to the bench in October 2009 by Sarah Palin's running mate, who became Governor after she quit. Looks like he's being a good boy.
Look for the ruling to be appealed. Listing write in candidates, or answering voter questions about write in candidates, is not the same as advocating for write in candidates. This decision could be an overreach by the judge.
The only thing Mr Miller won is his place on the Republican ticket. Lisa Murkowski has every right to run. Write in campaigns are very difficult to wage, and the odds are against Murkowski, but her candidacy is legal, legitimate, and proper. Alaskan voters will decide who the next Senator will be.
More complete cluelessness on your part. Alaska Administrative Code prohibits the conduct upon which the case was based.

6 AAC 25.070(b) provides that:

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, on election day.

You should stick to subjects that are more in the future, since facts, laws, regulations and the like seem to confuzzle you.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#7 Oct 27, 2010
The last sentence should have read:

You should stick to subjects that are more NEBULOUS in the future, since facts, laws, regulations and the like seem to confuzzle you.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Tavares, FL

#8 Oct 27, 2010
Far Away wrote:
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More complete cluelessness on your part. Alaska Administrative Code prohibits the conduct upon which the case was based.

6 AAC 25.070(b) provides that:

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, on election day.

You should stick to subjects that are more in the future, since facts, laws, regulations and the like seem to confuzzle you.
pooper probably needs to change his diaper.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Tavares, FL

#9 Oct 27, 2010
PooPoo Platter wrote:
Judge Frank A. Pfiffner was appointed to the bench in October 2009 by Sarah Palin's running mate, who became Governor after she quit. Looks like he's being a good boy.
Look for the ruling to be appealed. Listing write in candidates, or answering voter questions about write in candidates, is not the same as advocating for write in candidates. This decision could be an overreach by the judge.
The only thing Mr Miller won is his place on the Republican ticket. Lisa Murkowski has every right to run. Write in campaigns are very difficult to wage, and the odds are against Murkowski, but her candidacy is legal, legitimate, and proper. Alaskan voters will decide who the next Senator will be.
"The judge has clearly ruled that the law should be upheld, and Alaska voters deserve a fair and legal election," Patti Higgins, chairwoman of the Alaska Democratic Party, said in a statement.

"The court's ruling ensures that the Division of Elections and the State of Alaska cannot give special treatment to any write-in candidate." Ha Ha Ha!

Pooper needs to read the article. Little stinker might learn something.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#10 Oct 27, 2010
scout wrote:
flush this marxist down.
Boy, has the political landscape changed! We have actually reached a point where the super-conservative Murkowski can be called a Marxist by this country's brain-dead contingent.
Well, "scout", what's your next sharp observation? Is Sarah Palin soft on liberals?
serfs up

Orlando, FL

#11 Oct 27, 2010
PooPoo Platter wrote:
Judge Frank A. Pfiffner was appointed to the bench in October 2009 by Sarah Palin's running mate, who became Governor after she quit. Looks like he's being a good boy.
Look for the ruling to be appealed. Listing write in candidates, or answering voter questions about write in candidates, is not the same as advocating for write in candidates. This decision could be an overreach by the judge.
The only thing Mr Miller won is his place on the Republican ticket. Lisa Murkowski has every right to run. Write in campaigns are very difficult to wage, and the odds are against Murkowski, but her candidacy is legal, legitimate, and proper. Alaskan voters will decide who the next Senator will be.
Damn poo poo. In recent years there have been referendums voted on by the people that were overturned by activist judges and your worrying about this? This woman is an example of what is wrong in Washington and the state and local areas. There are many, many more on both sides of the aisle. And we got another one here in Florida running for the Senate.
Joe

Orlando, FL

#12 Oct 27, 2010
Since when was that ever allowed? Murkowski is just a scum bag Democrat calling herself a Republican. She can get lost. She's as bad as Obama.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Tavares, FL

#13 Oct 27, 2010
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Boy, has the political landscape changed! We have actually reached a point where the super-conservative Murkowski can be called a Marxist by this country's brain-dead contingent.
Well, "scout", what's your next sharp observation? Is Sarah Palin soft on liberals?
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“Freedom Demands Responsibility”

Since: Aug 09

21st Century

#14 Oct 27, 2010
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Boy, has the political landscape changed! We have actually reached a point where the super-conservative Murkowski can be called a Marxist by this country's brain-dead contingent.
Well, "scout", what's your next sharp observation? Is Sarah Palin soft on liberals?
Woof, Larry, when I was a little pup, I enjoyed spinning around until I got dizzy - it was fun. When I grew up I realized that being dizzy wasn't a good state of mind. You seem to have been involved in too much spinning, your comments show it.

Why should Alaska's election laws be adapted to suit Lisa Murkowski's whims. These laws have been in place a long time. She is doing virtually anything to gain an advantage she doesn't deserve. She ran in the state's primary as a Republican and lost. If she wanted to run against the winning Republican and be on the ballot, she should have formed her own party before the primary.
Responsibility

South San Francisco, CA

#15 Oct 27, 2010
PooPoo Platter wrote:
Judge Frank A. Pfiffner was appointed to the bench in October 2009 by Sarah Palin's running mate, who became Governor after she quit. Looks like he's being a good boy.
Look for the ruling to be appealed. Listing write in candidates, or answering voter questions about write in candidates, is not the same as advocating for write in candidates. This decision could be an overreach by the judge.
The only thing Mr Miller won is his place on the Republican ticket. Lisa Murkowski has every right to run. Write in campaigns are very difficult to wage, and the odds are against Murkowski, but her candidacy is legal, legitimate, and proper. Alaskan voters will decide who the next Senator will be.
This is an interesting race especially with Murkowski's write in campaign.
Jaimie

Madison, WI

#16 Oct 27, 2010
I met the Alaskan judges first hand.

Take all your cases for review to FBI headquarters up the street.

They are like the C-/D- students at a University that could not find credibility in a high paced market in lower 48.
Joe

Orlando, FL

#17 Oct 27, 2010
Jaimie wrote:
I met the Alaskan judges first hand.
Take all your cases for review to FBI headquarters up the street.
They are like the C-/D- students at a University that could not find credibility in a high paced market in lower 48.
What's next, the poll workers asking the voters if it's ok to write in her name?
PooPoo Platter

Naperville, IL

#18 Oct 27, 2010
Far Away wrote:
The last sentence should have read:
You should stick to subjects that are more NEBULOUS in the future, since facts, laws, regulations and the like seem to confuzzle you.
LOL!!! Got confuzzled there? You certainly did with your post.

It is improper for election judges in a polling place to advocate for a write in. But discussing the process or logistics re how to correctly cast a write in vote are part of their responsibility.

If voters cast a write in, they must know how to do so in a way that their intent is clear, and their vote is counted. A judge can do that without advocating for any candidate.
PooPoo Platter

Naperville, IL

#19 Oct 27, 2010
Responsibility wrote:
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This is an interesting race especially with Murkowski's write in campaign.
It's hard for a write in to win, but if Miller's primary victory is interpreted by Alaskan voters as interference driven by outside money, media, and political operatives, maybe they'll write in the Republican they want.

Murkowski would be no threat to Miller, it seems, if Alaskans were comfortable with a teabagger GOP standard bearer. If they are not happy with the two major parties' offering, they have every right to write in who they consider a more worthy candidate.

After all, it is the year of the outsider, right? LOL!!!
PooPoo Platter

Naperville, IL

#20 Oct 27, 2010
FreeDog wrote:
<quoted text>
Woof, Larry, when I was a little pup, I enjoyed spinning around until I got dizzy - it was fun. When I grew up I realized that being dizzy wasn't a good state of mind. You seem to have been involved in too much spinning, your comments show it.
Why should Alaska's election laws be adapted to suit Lisa Murkowski's whims. These laws have been in place a long time. She is doing virtually anything to gain an advantage she doesn't deserve. She ran in the state's primary as a Republican and lost. If she wanted to run against the winning Republican and be on the ballot, she should have formed her own party before the primary.
In this year of the teabaggers, if the Republicans don't nominate a suitable candidate, voters are free to bypass the establishment parties and elect an outsider of their choosing, right?

There are no guarantees for a write in candidate, so if she wins we know she earned it. And that's winning the old fashioned way, when she EARNS it!
PooPoo Platter

Naperville, IL

#21 Oct 27, 2010
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text>Damn poo poo. In recent years there have been referendums voted on by the people that were overturned by activist judges and your worrying about this? This woman is an example of what is wrong in Washington and the state and local areas. There are many, many more on both sides of the aisle. And we got another one here in Florida running for the Senate.
If a write in candidate is wrong, eliminating her shouldn't be hard...

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