by the Left Coast Rebel
"Write-in" Lisa Murkowski is being hoist on her own petard in Alaska's senate race.
Journolister Ben Smith has the details:
That's pretty funny! As my title here alludes, live by the sword, die by the sword. Man, oh man, how I want Joe Miller to win this race. I found the list that Journolister-Smith mentions, heralded as a last minute effort to "thwart" Murkowski's rejection of Alaska primary voter's will and protect her ruling class status.
Just hours before the final deadline, more than 100 Alaskans came out Thursday to file as write-in candidates in an effort to thwart Sen. Lisa Murkowski's bid to retain her Senate seat.
At the urging of a local talk radio host, scores of people signed up to be write-in candidates with the Alaska Division of Elections before registration closed. ...
Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai confirmed that at least 100 people filed as write-in candidates. Fenumiai said early Friday morning that she could not give a specific number yet of how many candidates signed up with a name similar to "Lisa Murkowski" because she had not seen all of their names yet.
Dan Fagan, who hosts a popular conservative radio talk show in Anchorage, said that after one listener called in to say he was registering as a write-in candidate, he encouraged others to do the same.
There's got to be over a hundred! Here's one in particular. Do you really think that Lisa M.'s last name is "Lackey"? :
Lisa M. Lackey (Republican) - Write-inCheck out the list here. Via Memeorandum.