Note: At least with my player the audio gets much weaker about 1 min into the video. Expect to adjust your volume accordingly.
I really like the argument Joe Miller’s attorney is making. If the Alaska Supreme Court upholds it’s own precedent it will toss out those 8000 votes given to Murkowski almost immediately. That would bring her margin down to about 2000 votes. Any one of the remaining 3, or 4 substantive issues could yield more than enough votes to wipe out that remaining lead. Its ALL hinges on those 8000 I think. If the court holds for Miller on the 8000 expect Murkowski to start screaming as her fellow rats begin to jump ship.
The United States Supreme court does have a dog in this fight, but only after all options in the Alaska court system have been exhausted. If the Alaska Supreme Court should rule against Miller then expect some very tortured logic.
I sincerely applaud Joe Miller for his efforts. My guess is that he would win if this goes to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the allies of Murkowski will do everything in their power to keep this from getting there.
This is no longer about the candidates. It is about the integrity (or lack of) of the process, and the law. Are we a nation of laws (a republic), or a democracy?
All good conservatives should be championing Joe Miller’s cause with every fiber of their being. Not because of Joe Miller, but because of our core beliefs.
The absolute irony of all of this is not lost on me either. In establishing the “bright line” standard for elections the obvious intent here by the legislature was to benefit the incumbent over any potential write-in candidate. Under the circumstances it is the incumbent’s proverbial ox that is getting gored by this law. This definitely falls under the heading of UN-intended consequences. I would be comical if it were not so serious.