From The Swamp
This is from a press release issued by Stevens' office:
Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii), a 42-year veteran of the Senate and a revered Democrat in Congress, today told Alaskans that Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) will retain his Senate seat while the legal process moves forward. Senator Inouye also echoed the sentiment of legal scholars across the United States saying that Senator Stevens will be vindicated through an appeal.
"As the Senate has done in every other instance in its long 220-year history, I am absolutely confident that Ted Stevens will be sworn into the Senate while he appeals this unjust verdict," said Senator Inouye. "I am certain that this decision in Washington, D.C., will be overturned on appeal."
I don't no about that, as any appeals court is likely to look down right crooked after Ted's shocking evidence of all the gifts that magically appeared due to his favoritism of companies catering to big oil control and associations. Ted shows why Big Oil is such a grievance in world control. Alaskan’s voted their livelihood, but not what was best for our planet or for future of democracy.
I don’t think we want the permafrost melting, because than it may not matter what happens to any of our jobs if we destroy the planet's ozone. If that happens, than what future would we have, what future would our children have? We'll have a lot bigger problems than merely maintaining oilfield related money. That is where we’re at right now, a crossroads so important and life threatening, than unfortunately we may fall into the biggest depression of all time. This is the best reason for Stevens to do jail time, in the name of planet survival. Alaska will need to pick someone else with that particular problem in mind, like it or not. It is time to put big oil out of business for good, and it is long over due to put those dangerous people out of business and control. We can't afford to talk about economy security devoid of long term global impact on human survival.
UPDATE: From Talking Points Memo, "But Nate Silver is saying that the pattern of uncounted early and absentee votes in Alaska could well end up pushing Mark Begich past Ted Stevens. "
AND this from the Washington Post:
Pollster Del Ali of the Maryland firm Research 2000, which tracked the House and Senate races in Alaska, said he was "not happy" how the races -- and dead wrong polling numbers -- turned out. Research 2000 had reported in the days before the election that Democratic challenger Mark Begich, an Anchorage attorney, was leading the 84-year-old Stevens by 22 percentage points (Daily Kos apparently paid for the polls).
AND this from Anchorage Daily News:
Anchorage pollster Ivan Moore, who usually works with Democrats, said Friday that "something smells fishy," though he said it was premature to suggest that the conduct of the election itself was suspect.
NOW there are 81,000 uncounted absentee ballots in Alaska? SO IF THOSE BALLOTS SHOW THAT MARK BEGICH WON BY A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT than I say IT'S WAY PAST TIME TO WE GET CONGRESS TO PASS MANDATORY PAPER TRAILS FOR ALL E-VOTING MACHINES.