FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
New Alaska election write-in rules eliminate ‘Lisa M.’ gambit.
"I'm guessing the Murkowski campaign is regretting this decision about now."
The above quote comes from a colleague, upon hearing the news that a fairly successful ‘get your name on the write-in list’ registration drive was formed in response to the Alaskan Supreme Court’s decision to suddenly make write-in candidate lists available for voters. You see, if you look at the old list you’ll see that there’s already a “Lisa M.” on there (Lisa M. Lackey); and if you look at the original article you’ll see that anybody who requests the write-in list will have his or her ballot separated out, in order to facilitate any possible appeals. That means that it’s going to be fairly easy to find all the flawed ballots where the voter was too unclear about which ‘Lisa M.’ was meant.
Hey. Rules are rules. What are we supposed to do, ignore the courts?
Moe Lane (crosspost)