The controversy in Alaska is stirring over write-in ballots for the incumbent Lisa Murkowski(R). Joe Miller(R) who's challenging her for the Senate seat has decided to sue to stop them from counting ballots where her write-in name may be slightly misspelled. Ok... really? It's not like you have two candidates named Tom L. Jones and Tom R. Jones. Her name is Murkowski.. just how damned many others are running up there with a similar last name?
With the name of Murkowski it should be plain and obvious the voter's intent no matter how butchered her name is spelled on the write in ballots. If you can legibly make out a decent amount of letters in her name then it should count for her. I realize the State Law says the name must be spelled 100% correct but this is a case where the Courts should send the legislation BACK to the State's congressional body to be amended to also include the voter's intent. We all know that misspellings happen adn that the votre intent sholuld also be considred when tabluating.
I think our elected officials act more like our Kindergarten children than the professionals they should act like.
Grow up people.