Friday, November 5, 2010

Alaska Soap Opera

The winner of Alaska’s hotly contested three-way Senate race was “Write-in,” which claimed 41 percent of the vote total. Lisa Murkowski, the Republican incumbent, presumably collected most of the write-in votes.

Alaska law does not make it easy for write-in candidates – no stickers or stamps may be brought into the voting booths – but Senator Murkowski’s campaign used creative tactics to instruct supporters in how to properly cast a write-in vote. Among them: Rubber wristbands and temporary tattoos were passed out to voters, the campaign held a jingle contest, and it printed up T-shirts and stickers imprinted with drawings of cows and skis to remind voters to spell out “Mur-kow-ski.”

In a related story.....

Bristol Palin has been so busy practicing her moves for "Dancing With the Stars," she apparently forgot to send in her absentee ballot.

The 20-year-old daughter of former Gov. Sarah Palin, who campaigned for candidates across the nation in this election, told the syndicated TV show "Inside Edition" after Tuesday's night show, "I did not send in my absentee ballot in Alaska. I'm going to be in trouble. Sorry, Mom!"