The court made two opposing decisions in one day about a "list of write in's" at the polling place. Murkowski attempted to re-write the write-in law in her favor. First the law was upheld that no lists were allowed, then later in the day, another court said lists of write-in candidates would be allowed! What is happening to our courts these days, but that's a story for another time.
If you are a resident of Alaksa, or know anyone who is, please pass this plan around. The plan is on the Conservatives 4 Palin website here.
Alaska Radio Host Launches Murkowski Sabotage Plan
by Rachel Rose Hartman
A conservative radio host in Alaska is calling on residents to sabotage Sen. Lisa Murkowski's campaign by flooding the state with write-in bids -- and listeners are following suit.
Kyle Hopkins reports for the Anchorage Daily News that more than 100 people filed paperwork in Alaska on Thursday to register as U.S. Senate candidates.
KFQD 750 AM radio host Dan Fagan is calling the plan an act of "civil disobedience" to protest what he views is an illegal effort by the state to aid Murkowski's write-in campaign. Fagan supports Republican nominee Joe Miller, a tea party candidate who beat Murkowski in a primary upset earlier this year.
A website devoted to promoting Sarah Palin, another Miller backer, dubs the effort Operation Alaska Chaos.
The state Republican and Democratic parties went to court to stop the state from providing voters at polling stations with a list of write-in candidates' names. The parties and other voting-rights advocates argue that the list provides Murkowski with an unfair advantage and violates state law.
That case remains active in the Alaska court system, with the state Supreme Court scheduled to hear oral arguments on Friday.
But Fagan isn't waiting for a last-minute decision. The host hopes that his effort will diminish any advantage Murkowski could receive via the state-sanctioned write-in list, by crowding the list with 100 or so names of new write-in candidates who filed before Thursday's deadline.
(Photo of Murkowski: AP/Chris Miller)