Hope for Democracy

I personally don’t care about Alaska’s Senate race.  I didn’t vote in Florida’s senate race in 2010 either.  It seems to me to be between a Republican establishment figure and a Sarah Palin drone.

Nevertheless, there’s a certain powerful patriotism behind a massive write-in campaign like this.  And, it reminds me of the movie Recount and Florida’s devastatingly un-Democratic 2000 election debacle.

Observers for Miller — whose vote total trailed the number of write-in ballots cast in the Nov. 2 election by 11,333 as of Wednesday — were quick to challenge virtually any ballot on which Murkowski’s scribbled-in name was misspelled or letters were difficult to decipher.

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