Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another hanging chad issue. There is already legal precedent.

I understand how Joe Miller might be seeing this and it seems somewhat unfair to a man that legitimately won the Alaskan Republican Primary, but, I admire Lisa Murkowski and her dedication to the people of her state.  I also admire a woman with ambition.  That is vitally important in politics.  I sincerely believe, however, Lisa took her 'clout' for granted and sided with Wall Street when she really needed to be 'in touch' with her constituency.  She was remiss in the primary and was completely out of touch with her citizens.  That is fairly obvious, but, that does not mean people still don't value her for the dedication she showed following her folly.

There is already legal precedent, in that, all any ballot has to prove is VOTER INTENT.  There really isn't anything else to say.  So long as the ballot resembles the candidate's name that is all that is necessary.  JONES does not look like MURKOWSKI and vice versa, but, a misspelled name that resembles the candidate's name is all that is necessary.  Voters from all walks of life and socio-economic levels vote.  All educational backgrounds and I sincerely believe Joe Miller is hurting his chances at a good relationhip with the voters of Alaska.  He is saying that a simple misspelling should be invalidated while taking advantage of a voter's lack of savvy or educational level.  There is a limit, but, any ballot that looks like the candidate's name and cannot be misinterpreted should be counted as a valid method of a citizen experssing their CHOICE.

...Miller says (click title to entry - thank you) the National Republican Senatorial Committee has committed support for his legal costs. He says he believes the commitment so far is $20,000....