In the GOP primary elections this year, I wanted to vote for Sen. Lisa Murkowski. I am a registered Democrat. Mine was a questioned ballot because my name was not on my precinct register. I was told for this reason I could not vote for Murkowski. I was told the Republican primary was closed to me.
For the past month I have been more or less preoccupied by the nation's presidential election. Now it would seem to be over as we enter a realm of deep political division.
The day after Alaska's first primary election using six ballots, early returns reveal a resounding triumph for voters.
WASHINGTON - First-term Rep. Carol Shea-Porter supports Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination, even though her New Hampshire constituents voted for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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