Those conducting the count of the absentee and write-in ballots in Alaska are being urged (indeed hectored into) considering the "intent of the voter" rather than following the strict letter of the law in Alaska, to wit:
"Alaska law says a write-in vote is only counted if "the name of the candidate or the last name of the candidate is written in the space provided." It goes on to say [b]"the rules set out in this section are mandatory and there are no exceptions to them. A ballot may not be counted unless marked in compliance with these rules."The law says absolutely not one damned thing about "voter intent" and thus, in my view, votes not properly completed should not be counted for that loser-bitch Murkowski (clearly my inclination is obvious and no, he isn't related to me so far as I know).