Hot on HuffPost:

See More Stories

Joe Miller Accuses Alaska Official of Bias in Election Oversight

4 years ago
  0 Comments Say Something  »
Text Size
During a blogger conference call on Thursday, Alaska GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller accused Alaska's lieutenant governor, Craig Campbell, of bias.

Miller, of course, is in the middle of a battle involving the counting of write-in votes for his opponent, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

During the call, Miller said:

"There are a number of fights that are going to have to be undertaken, in part, due to the fact that the division of elections [is] headed up by the lieutenant governor.

"The lieutenant governor is effectively the same [as] what you might see in other states as the secretary of state. His statements are policy. He was appointed by Murkowski . . . has connections to the Murkowski family. In fact, when he, last summer, spoke at the time Sean Parnell was sworn\ in as governor, spent five or 10 minutes praising the Murkowski family. It was really kind of a curious thing given the lack of popularity at the time of Frank Murkowski.

"But in any event, it appears that his bias is playing out in the decisions that he's making, especially those that are directly contrary to the law.
One of the decisions Miller complained about on the call involves the decision not to count the votes of people who wrote in the name "Joe Miller." Miller says Alaska statute requires those votes to be counted.

Update: Reached for comment, Campbell's press secretary, Renee Limoge, tells me, "It's unacceptable for anyone in this process to call into question the character of Lieutenant Governor Campbell."

Regarding the question of whether or not write-in votes for Miller will count, Campbell issued a statement Thursday saying, "To provide clarity on the issue of write-in votes for U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller, if the write-in votes are cast properly, they will be counted."
Outbrain - The Most Trusted Content Discovery Platform

Get Your Content Discovered.

Promote your content on premium websites

Learn More ›

Outbrain Amplify:
Get your content discovered

Your content will be promoted on the web's largest and most respected media properties, including CNN.com, Slate and ESPN. We make sure it's seen precisely when people will find it most interesting.

Learn More

Outbrain Engage: The solution for a modern publisher

Outbrain Engage is a full stack software solution that empowers an entire media organization to more effectively manage its online content and programming experience.

Learn More

The world's largest content discovery platform

We bring together premium publishers and marketers of all sizes (including many of the world's leading brands) into the world's largest and most vibrant content marketplace. Learn more about Outbrain ›

561 Million

The global audience reached by Outbrain each month*

190 Billion

The total recommendations we serve consumers monthly

80%

Of the world’s leading brands use Outbrain

* Audience reach according to comScore, September 2014. Leading brands via Ad Age DataCenter / Kantar Media, 2014.

Andy Blau
We selected Outbrain not only because the revenues were higher than others, but because its engine drives better recommendations than others.
Andy Blau
Senior Vice President, Group General Manager
Time Inc.
Dan Horowitz
It's less about buying traffic than it is about reaching the right people with relevant headlines to get them to your content.
Dan Horowitz
EVP and Senior Partner
Fleishman-Hillard Digital
Katrina Craigwell
Our goal is always to deliver content that adds value to the conversations being held by the end user. Outbrain allows us to do just that.
Katrina Craigwell
Global Manager of Digital Marketing
GE
Bailey Foote
The fact that we’re able to drive these kinds of transactions with consumers at scale and with increasing efficiency has made Outbrain paramount to our marketing strategy.
Bailey Foote
E-commerce Manager
The Line
Neal Moore
You cannot leave it to chance that someone will find and engage with your content. Outbrain can put your content in the midst of the world’s most prestigious publications.
Neal Moore
CEO
Click2View
Zach Zavos
Having links to our content appearing directly on premium publisher sites helped us establish our brand.
Zach Zavos
Co-Founder
Conversant Media
Mike Brito
Outbrain is one of those [critical] components helping us deliver the right messages to the right contingent at massive scale and in real time to counter a crisis.
Mike Brito
Group Director
WCG

A global footprint of service

We operate offices in 11 global territories and we partner with publishers and marketers in over 55 countries, including the U.S., UK, France, Brazil, India and Japan. Come join us ›

Our New Approach to Comments

In an effort to encourage the same level of civil dialogue among Politics Daily’s readers that we expect of our writers – a “civilogue,” to use the term coined by PD’s Jeffrey Weiss – we are requiring commenters to use their AOL or AIM screen names to submit a comment, and we are reading all comments before publishing them. Personal attacks (on writers, other readers, Nancy Pelosi, George W. Bush, or anyone at all) and comments that are not productive additions to the conversation will not be published, period, to make room for a discussion among those with ideas to kick around. Please read our Help and Feedback section for more info.

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum Comment Moderation Enabled. Your comment will appear after it is cleared by an editor.

1 Comment

Filter by:
Cathance Group

The Repubs deserve Joe Miller.

November 10 2010 at 9:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
catskulz

"The lieutenant governor is effectively the same [as] what you might see in other states as the secretary of state. His statements are policy. He was appointed by Murkowski . . . has connections to the Murkowski family. In fact, when he, last summer, spoke at the time Sean Parnell was sworn\ in as governor, spent five or ten minutes praising the Murkowski Family. It was really kind of a curious thing given the lack of popularity at the time of Frank Murkowski." Quote: Joe Miller I live in Alaska. I know our Constitution. ALL of this is a LIE. Fact: 1) This Lt Gov was appointed by Sarah Palin before she resigned. He took the place of then Lt Gov Sean Parnell. 2) The Lt Gov is NOT analogous to a secretary of state but he is the head of the department of elections, 3) If our Lt Gov is and was friendly with Sen Murkowski, so what? Before Miller came around, every Republican in the state claimer her as friend. Joe Miller claims to be a "state's right's" champion but he has no knowledge of our state constitution. And yet another reason we did not want Miller to represent us in DC.

November 04 2010 at 4:45 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

FEATURED VIDEO

View All »

Discover inspiring videos on TEDWomen where people are reshaping our future with ideas.

View the Video »

Follow Politics Daily


Politics Home Page : Roll Call