Tag Archives: lisa murkowski

Alaska State Court Says Joe Miller Must Pay Court Costs in Write-in Spelling Lawsuit Case

From an article published on BallotAccess.org on June 25th, 2011:

In November 2010, Alaska election officials determined that Lisa Murkowski had been re-elected to the U.S. Senate on write-in votes. Her Republican opponent, Joe Miller, then filed a lawsuit, arguing that the election tally erroneously included votes for Murkowski that were either invalid, or at least had been cast by voters who should not have been allowed to vote.… Read more ...

National Journal: Could Senator Richard Lugar Run As An Independent or Libertarian?

Excerpt from an article by Christopher Peleo-Lazar in the National Journal:

Indiana’s laws for independent candidates are some of the toughest in the nation. In 2000, Ralph Nader did not reach the two percent threshold to get on the ballot, though Pat Buchanan did (Nader, running as a write-in, actually won more votes than Buchanan won for being on the ballot).

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AP/NY Times: Lisa Murkowski, write-in candidate, has won for Senate in Alaska

(excerpt from) AP/NY Times
Alaska: It’s Official. Murkowski Won.

by The Associated Press / December 30, 2010

Senator Lisa Murkowski was officially named the winner of the state’s Senate race Thursday, after a period of legal fights and limbo that lasted longer than the write-in campaign she waged…

Previous, related, IPR posts:

Lisa Murkowski wins Senate race with write-in votes

US News & World Reports blogger says that Murkowski’s win shows voters are ready for a “third way”

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US News & World Reports blogger says that Murkowski’s win shows voters are ready for a “third way”

(excerpt from) U.S. News & World Reports blog
Murkowski’s Win Gives Hope for Third Party Solution
by Susan Milligan / November 19, 2010

…Winning an election as a major party nominee is surely satisfying; capturing the seat because tens of thousands of people made the effort to write in one’s name [as Senator Lisa Murkowski did] is exhilarating.

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Lisa Murkowski wins Senate race with write-in votes

(excerpt from) BBC News
Lisa Murkowski defeats Tea Party to win Senate race

Ms Murkowski was defeated in August for the [Republican] party nomination by Joe Miller, who had been endorsed by ex-Governor Sarah Palin.

Ms Murkowski told supporters to write her name on the ballot [for US Senator from Alaska], and is the first candidate to win a so-called write-in bid for Senate since 1954.

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Election law professor suggests easing Ballot Access, and repealing “sore loser” laws

from Ballot Access News
(where there is a great discussion with 20 comments going on this topic)

Emory University Law Professor Michael Kang has a guest blog post at ElectionLawBlog, suggesting that it would be good policy to ease ballot access laws for the general election, and also to repeal “sore loser” laws.

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Alaska Write-ins Top Number of Votes for Anyone on Ballot in U.S. Senate Race

Ballot Access News:

Lisa Murkowski seems well-positioned to win re-election as a write-in candidate. The Alaska Elections Division reports [..] as of 9 a.m. Alaska time on November 3, [..] write-in 41.00%; Miller 34.20%; McAdams 23.74%; [Libertarian] Haase .54%; the two independent candidates .52%.

See also Uncovered Politics.

If Murkowski prevails, as now seems likely, she will be the first US Senator elected by write-in since Strom Thurmond in the 1950s.… Read more ...

Murkowski, Libertarian Saboteur?

After helping federal magistrate Joe Miller win an upset Republican primary against incumbent Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, the prominent Tea Party Express continues to pour money into advertising in the state. However, Murkowski, the victim of the PAC’s attacks in her nascent write-in campaign, is speaking out against the PAC’s latest ad.… Read more ...

No Libertarian ballot line for Murkowski

According to the Washington Times, Real Clear Politics, and the Associated Press, David Haase (the current Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate in Alaska) will not withdraw to let Lisa Murkowski (incumbent U.S. Senator who lost the Republican primary) have the Libertarian Party ballot line. Haase was very clear that his decision was final in both articles.… Read more ...

You say yes, I say no, Murkowski and Alaska Libertarians say maybe

Even after the party previously denied sitting Senator Lisa Murkowski a place on their ballot this November, the Senator’s campaign is still talking with the Alaska Libertarian Party and the party’s chairman says that they’re “in discussions,” although the party’s decision “will not be reversed.”  Murkowski lost the Republican primary to challenger Joe Miller, but cannot run as an independent because of filing deadlines. … Read more ...

Alaska Crossover Candidate Update

Ballot Access News reports that “on the evening of August 3, the Alaskan Independence Party nominated Norm Olson for Lieutenant Governor, at a party committee meeting. However, the meeting did not choose a new gubernatorial nominee. Don Wright, a party stalwart for decades, had won the party’s gubernatorial primary and he is still the gubernatorial nominee.… Read more ...

Alaskan Independence Party To Possibly Consider Murkowski For Governor

IPR just received a tip from an officer in the Alaskan Independence Party that their gubernatorial nominee, Don Wright, is dropping out and will be replaced. Wright was the gubernatorial nominee of the party in ’78, ’02, and ’06. He is also the former President of the Alaskan Federation of Natives.… Read more ...