Murkowsky: Alaska write-in count starts

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Murkowsky: Alaska write-in count starts
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Thu, 11-11-2010 - 12:33pm

I've just been following this because it's interesting....considering Sarah Palin backed Murkowsky's opponent, who was a TPer.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Thu, 11-11-2010 - 12:48pm

The spelling shouldn't be a factor IMO. As you mention it's not an easy name to spell & could be spelt several ways.

 


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Registered: 02-19-2008
Thu, 11-11-2010 - 4:05pm

Voter intent takes the votes from voters and gives it to elites imo.

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Thu, 11-11-2010 - 4:49pm

I used to have an IL that had a very odd last name.

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 4:14pm
Even misspelled, the intent is much clearer than 'hanging chads'...no? In fact, taking away someone's vote because they mispelled a name is startingly elitist in my book. ;)

This is between 2 GOPs & I'm more interested in the dirty tricks (getting people to deliberately mispell Murkowsky's last name, etc.) going on between the TPers & the GOP than I am in who ultimately wins.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 09-02-2009
Sat, 11-13-2010 - 7:23am
So now anyone voting for Murkowsky is an 'elite'? Thought that just applied to liberals? Or is it a term used to describe anyone who isn't a tea party candidate? Voter intent protects the intentions of the voter.
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Sat, 11-13-2010 - 12:30pm
Long time, no see! Welcome back!

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 02-19-2008
Sat, 11-13-2010 - 2:22pm

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Sun, 11-14-2010 - 1:42pm
And again, had someone written in "Miler" (which apparently happened), should that vote also not count? Because they counted it.

Murkowsky decided to run as a write-in candidate, which is anyone's right. I don't think that had much to do with her believing she had some entitlement due her.

So, anyone who can't spell well shouldn't be allowed to vote for a write-in candidate? I've miswritten before without realizing it - and I use to win spelling bees as a kid. Or someone with arthritis - my mother's handwriting, which at one time had been absolutely beautiful, deteriorated sharply when her hands became affected. She would shakily print out as best she could if someone else wasn't there to write it for her.

There are lawyers watching every vote counted....I doubt that any 'flawed' votes will get by without a hissy fit being filed.

Honestly, I could care less who wins - but I am interested in how this will play out...because one candidate is GOP & the other is TP-backed.

 nwtreehugger  

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Sun, 11-14-2010 - 4:05pm

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 09-02-2009
Sun, 11-14-2010 - 5:23pm
How far do we carry that? Anyone who can't spell can't post? Anyone who can't punctuate can't post? The reality is that people spell things wrong all the time - I think it is pretty easy to figure out who they were voting for as they likely have the M in the beginning and the Y at the end with a K somewhere in the middle.

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