Anchorage, Alaska. November 11, 2010 — An advisor to the Joe Miller Campaign, Floyd Brown, today announced that, because of the many reports of possible voter fraud, he has opened a toll free voter fraud hotline allowing people to report any voting irregularities they witnessed. The toll free number is 1-866-446-4138.
Brown noted that “serious allegations of fraud, voter intimidation and voter bullying” have been surfacing since the election. Brown went on to state that “after the secret video of the illegal campaign rally by a federal contractor on Eielson Air Force base went national,” referring to a political event paid for by taxpayers, “we have received multiple reports of other potentially illegal campaign activity.” Brown added that, “To facilitate collection of this material for law enforcement or legal review, we thought it best to establish a centralized number where people could call, anonymously if need be, and leave information. We encourage any citizen who has a concern to call this number.”
In addition, Brown also declared that he “is confident that Joe Miller will be the next senator from the state of Alaska.”The confidence is based on the absentee votes continuing to break in favor of Miller combined with Brown’s expectation that ultimately the state will have to follow the actual statute imposed by the legislature when counting write-in ballots. Said Brown, “What I have witnessed in Juneau is nothing short of astonishing. A state employee is walking around a room, looking at ballots, and with a flourish of contempt and arrogance, “decides” what a voter “really” meant.” For example, the state is counting protest votes. One voter wrote in “Murkowitz” protesting both Murkowski and candidate Ethan Berkowitz. But the state, now in the role of a super-voter, has decided that negative protest votes will be instead re-voted as positive votes for Lisa Murkowski. This is the essence of a fixed election.
Lieutenant Governor Craig Campbell, the state official charged with overseeing the Division of Elections, could not even articulate what the newly created “voter intent” test looked like in actual application to the write-in ballots. In an interview with NBC News in Juneau yesterday he said, “There has been a lot of variation. It does get down to, if there’s more than one letter misspelled, if there are numerous letters misspelled, it may not sound like Murkowski to one person, it does to another, that becomes the issue that’s contested in courts.” This is exactly the sort of confusion the state of Alaska sought to avoid when it required the name to appear on the ballot as it does on the write-in declaration of candidacy.
The campaign has requested copies of the precinct registers. Campaign lawyer John Tiemessen was told that the state was “too busy” to get these, so the Campaign will be forced to ask a judge in Juneau to order the state to produce these registers. The purpose of this review will be to establish the number of voters who signed in to vote in a particular precinct versus the actual votes reported on Election Day.