Following up on John’s post yesterday on Joe Miller’s effort to disenfranchise Alaska voters, the latest from the Miller campaign is that they’ve decided to bypass state courts and file their premature lawsuit in federal court.
As a candidate, one of Miller’s central messages was that the federal government has overreached into areas that should be run by the states, whether that was Social Security, health care, education or resource protection. Now the state says it is Miller who is overreaching by asking a federal court to interfere in what should be an Alaska affair.
At least Miller’s action has helped him to clarify his position on the teen amendments. Previously, he had been “noncommittal about his stance on the 14th Amendment”. Now that it helps his quest to disenfranchise Alaskan voters, he cites it as grounds for throwing out Murkowski ballots.