States’ Rights and “Will of the People” are heavily advocated by the Tea Party platform… at least most of them.
So, when a Tea Party candidate runs for office, one would expect that they uphold those principles.
Not so for Alaska’s Joe Miller. He has filed a Federal Court petition to force Alaska to discard any write-in ballot with a candidate’s name misspelled. I believe Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, his opponent, may get the short end of that stick.
In seeking to force the state to bow to federal meddling, Miller is trying to thwart the intent of the voters who can’t spell Murlowski. Mercowski? Er, Murkowski. So much for listening to the People.