Exclusive: Alaska Counts Anti-Murkowski Slurs as Votes for Murkowski?




by Ben Johnson

FloydReports.com has extensively covered the illegal standard Alaska’s Big Government GOP establishment has used to count write-in votes for incumbent Lisa Murkowski. Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai and Lt. Governor Craig Campbell told the media before the write-in vote count began that they would credit misspelled votes to Murkowski, although the law states a vote “may not be counted” unless “the oval is filled in for that candidate and if the name, as it appears on the write-in declaration of candidacy, of the candidate or the last name of the candidate is written in the space provided.” Fenumiai and Campbell instructed election officials to determine the “voter intent” behind each ballot cast. Representatives of Joe Miller’s campaign have stated such counts are necessarily subjective and open to abuse.

They could not have been more correct.

A source in Alaska told this reporter the counting boards appointed by Fenumiai awarded Murkowski at least one vote cast for “Mercowshit” and another for “Fuckowski.” These protest votes were credited for Murkowski on the grounds that two syllables of her last name were phonetically correct.

Joe Miller’s attorney, Thomas Van Flein, filed a preliminary injunction prevent just this sort of egregious voter fraud. His complaint stated, “Prior to the election, people commented on radio stations and in the comment sections in blogs and newspaper stories that they would deliberately incorrectly write-in a variant of ‘Murkowski’ as a protest.” The state’s decision to count such a ballot for Murkowski “nullifies the protest and falsely inflates the vote for the write-in candidate.

Instead of heeding concerns about government bureaucrats influencing the election, liberal bloggers at The Huffington Post and Talking Points Memo pilloried Van Flein and Miller for this assertion. TPM called the concept of misspelled protest votes “the strangest argument” it had heard during the Alaskan legal proceedings.

Allegations of vote-padding and ballot-stuffing have poured in during this unprecedented race. This author has exclusively reported additional, sworn affidavits from eyewitnesses in Alaska testifying that ballot boxes were stuffed with “hundreds”of ballots; that write-in ballots from the Native Alaskan villages of Cordova and Angoon were all written by the same person; that a Fairbanks ballot box was easily accessible and prime for voter fraud; and that major employers intimidated workers by driving them to the polls and giving them Murkowski campaign items to take inside the voting booth. Earlier, secret cameras caught federal contractors encouraging their employees to vote for Lisa Murkowski.

Murkowski’s campaign, including GOP lawyer Ben Ginsberg, argued by excluding misspelled votes, Alaska would be disenfranchising the uneducated. But Murkowski, hailing from a longstanding political dynasty, was intelligent enough to cozy up to Washington Beltway insiders and stick it to her Tea Party opponents during a victory lap trip to D.C.

After blasting Sarah Palin’s alleged lack of “intellectual curiosity,” curious Lisa told CBS “news” anchor Katie Couric, “I will tell you I am not one of those who wants Obama to fail. If he does well, that means the country’s doing well.”

(Story continues after the video.)

That was a rebuff to Rush Limbaugh’s much-maligned statement that he hopes Obama’s socialist designs fail.

Lisa Murkowski, a kinder, gentler Wanda Sykes.

Obama was at his peak during the past two years — and so was unemployment, inflation, government dependence, Congressional arrogance, and presidential lawlessness. This is apparently the agenda Murkowski is endorsing in her pointed criticism of her own party’s base.

But apparently this is what federal contractors, Native tribes, and family friends-in-high-places have imposed on the state.



About Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is the editor of several conservative websites. A seasoned journalist, he has broken a host of news stories of national importance and written sizzling editorials that started the nation talking. A former talk show host, he has been a guest on The Michael Savage Show, Nothing But Truth with Crane Durham, Crosstalk on VCY America, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Bob Dutko Show, and scores of local programs. The Managing Editor of FrontPage Magazine (2004-2010) and previously its Associate Editor (2003-2004), he is the author of three books. He maintains his own website, TheRightsWriter.com, which you can view here. You can contact him here.
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7 Responses to Exclusive: Alaska Counts Anti-Murkowski Slurs as Votes for Murkowski?

  1. wannahug says:

    How ridiculous can it get?! This is so much like Al Franken election that it stinks! Misscowpee sure doesn't deserve the votes that they illegally have given to her to be able to win the Alaska election!! If Joe Miller can sue the pants off that cow (if she has any on) he ought to really go for the works, for she really has some cheating no good evil people trying to get her elected – she is a RINO all the way and that IS why she is being illegally elected – her first mistake was acting like a B***H and going for the write in candidatcy – cry baby misscowpee will never do good for Alaska – guaranteed!

  2. wannahug says:

    I left a comment – it is your responsibility to pulbish it – or are you connected to the Msscowpee lady?!

  3. hijinx60 says:

    Mercowshit, mercowbell, whatever. She needs to concede defeat and support Miller. This is the only way that she can preserve what very little dignity that she has. If the ballots go against state law, throw them out. I feel that she is in hopes of getting a liberal judge to rule her winner from the bench regardless of the legal count.

  4. RoBoTech says:

    This part, the actual verbage of the Law, "A vote “may not be counted unless the oval is filled in for that candidate and if the name, as it appears on the write-in declaration of candidacy, of the candidate or the last name of the candidate is written in the space provided.”
    WHY would "as it appears on the write-in declaration of candidacy" be part of the statement UNLESS it is meant to define that the name must be spelled EXACTLY? The statement as a whole certainly does not NEED that part.
    See this… A vote “may not be counted unless the oval is filled in for that candidate and if the name of the candidate or the last name of the candidate is written in the space provided.”
    See the difference?
    I have an IQ of 135. I am not a Genius, but I am FAR from being stupid. In a Letter of the Law Court instead of an activist Judge, that statement would be the finisher on this, and Miller would have a winner.
    We'll see.

  5. granylady says:

    It woud be interesting to know how much this election has cost the Murkowsi's. I lived in Anchorage for 24 years, worked for a company very involved in politics. I know all about the "dirty money" up there. Also knowing the Murkowski's, why didn't Lisa run on the Democratic ticket?

  6. more_sane says:

    I can absolutely agree with the other posters on this issue, however, if voters were stupid enough to write in "Mercowsh!t" or "F_ckowski", IMHO, they kind of deserve whatever they get

  7. 05Magnum says:

    I AM BEGINING TO BELIEVE, THIS CRAP WILL NEVER END. iNCUMBANTS, need TO BE REPLACED. tHEY HAVE HAD THINGS GOING THEIR WAY FOR TOO DAMN LONG, & IT'S THE VOTERS FAULT, BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE CHECK IN TO HOW THEIR REPS IN CONGRESS VOTE ON DIFFERENT ISSUES. bOTH PARTIES ARE AS CROOKED AS A DOGS HIND LEG, & KEEP ON LYING, TO THE VOTERS, THENDOING WHATEVER THEY WANT, FOR THEMSELVES.

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