Something's rotten in the state of Denmark

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Recounting Alaska

It's happening: a recount of the Alaska Senate race.

Alaskans For Fair Elections is now seeking technical consultations with people familiar with
the AccuVote ballot and Diebold software. Contact: David Koester,, or Ed Davis,

The Recount Alaska effort is citing exit poll discrepancies that predicted Tony Knowles would beat Lisa Murkowski -- he lost -- and speculation of Diebold craziness.

One thing that makes me skeptical of any problems in the state is that Alaska is always a firmly Republican state in Presidential races; I easily buy the idea that all the people coming in to vote for Bush brought Murkowski in on the coattails. Especially given that voters in Alaska were seeing Bush ads -- run on national cable -- and weren't seeing Kerry ads -- which were placed only on local television in swing states.

But, another recount funded!