Tag Archives: Write-ins

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…

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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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Update on write-in votes

Ballot Access News blog has a series of posts about write-in votes as they are coming in. Here is what they have reported so far:

Virginia has tallied these write-ins for president: Alan Keyes 38, Brian Moore 13.

Michigan has tallied the votes for the two declared write-in presidential candidates. Alan Keyes received 129, and Brian Moore received 41.

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Alabama Presidential write-ins

Posted at Ballot Access News

Alabama is a state that has write-in space on the November ballot for president, and which has no requirement that write-in presidential candidates who want their write-ins must file a declaration of write-in candidacy. However, traditionally, the Alabama Secretary of State has never included any write-ins in her official canvass of votes.

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Write-ins set records

Write-in totals are not completely counted, nor do we know who they went to yet. But David Leip’s US Election Atlas has at least 78,346 write-ins being counted thus far. This is the largest official write-in total ever. It can be reasonably expected that Hillary Clinton, Ron Paul, Cynthia McKinney, and Chuck Baldwin will recieve the lion’s share.… Read more ...