Where Angles Fear to Tread

November 3, 2010

Could a Write-In succeed?

Filed under: Politics, US Politics — Tags: — Right Angle @ 5:24 am

Alaskan polls have closed and there is an interesting side-line to the election here. The race is between 3 candidates (only 2 of whom appear on the ballot paper). In the US it is possible to write a person’s name on the ballot paper if you don’t wish to vote for the candidates available. The reason for this?

Sarah Palin backed Joe Miller (Rep) against Lisa Murkowski (Rep) in the primaries and won, despite Ms Murkowski being the incumbent. As such she (Murkowski) ask the voters to write her name on the ballot paper. With polls closed and with only a small number of votes counted, there are already 27,000 write-ins – putting Murkowski in the lead. However, the number counted is very low but the Write-In could work! History in the making.

Right Angle


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