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Miller closes gap with absentees

...some way. "I think we're pursuing what's called 'the rule of law,'" Miller said. Miller's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, argued in court that "write-in ballots with misspellings are statutorily invalid." Miller said state law says...
Miller seeks to stop election certification

...challenged during the first several days of counting." Miller said he intends to request a re-count. Miller attorney Thomas Van Flein also said the state's policy is a departure from past practices of rejecting such write-in votes. Van Flein filed...
Miller lifts certification opposition, fights on

...elections clause of the U.S. Constitution. In spite of prior rulings against Miller, and the math, Miller attorney Thomas Van Flein said the case is not moot. He wrote in the federal filings that even if a ruling by Beistline doesn't change the...
Alaska is not Florida

...when different counties used different standards to approve ballots. One of the claims made by Miller's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, stems from the Bush v. Gore Equal Protection Clause standard. He said Alaska's standard is "vague, amorphous...
Miller faces deadline to respond to borough

...morning. She did not immediately return messages later in the day. In a letter to Dolan on Monday, Miller attorney Thomas Van Flein sought clarification on the borough's e-mail retention policy. Van Flein has maintained that Miller followed...
Miller protests Juneau vote-count location

...Anchorage to Juneau. State elections officials say the count has always been planned for Juneau. Miller's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, sent the state Division of Elections a letter calling the Juneau location "inconvenient," and suggesting that...
Judge denies injunction in election lawsuit

...for a determination that it should not count," Campbell said. Miller's lawsuit, filed by Anchorage attorney Thomas Van Flein, attacked the Division of Election process. He said the U.S. Constitution gives legislatures the power to regulate...
Fairbanks judge moves Senate case to Juneau

...prepare for the hand count of write-in ballots, saying Murkowski had the same notice as Miller. Miller attorney Thomas Van Flein told Blankenship logistics prevented Miller's camp from having a full complement of ballot watchers when the count...
Murkowski acts like victor, but questions linger

...over ballots on which there are spelling errors before determining whether they should count. But Miller attorney Thomas Van Flein suggested that no such debate was needed, since there are clear standards for counting write-ins. While he stopped...
Dental associations give up fight against dental aides

...either professional organization for legal fees they are entitled to after winning the case, said Anchorage attorney Thomas Van Flein. The main reason for giving up the fight is the time and money required to appeal the ruling to the Alaska Supreme...


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