That order came on Monday, bringing finality to a race that has included a recount, a preposterous election contest that relied on Grand Canyon-sized leaps of logic and a conspiracy-laden recount appeal that accused dozens of voters of fraud without evidence.
“Ruerich’s testimony was akin to an assertion that, due to his familiarity with Alaska voters and elections, we should just take his word for it,” argued Snyder’s team.
Pruitt’s team put forward some fanciful arithmetic that he should have won but another expert said their case “would not be considered a valid argument in any professional setting.”
The case can—and likely will—be appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court, which has already scheduled oral arguments for Jan. 6. The legislative session is set to begin on Jan. 19.
The maximum civil penalty for the violations, which range from 607 days to 1,549 days at $50 per day, is $1.02 million. Staff recommends it be reduced by 99%.
And not to mention preposterous.
Pruitt looks like he’ll beat Rep. Talerico for shortest time as speaker-elect.
Democrat Liz Snyder holds a 17-vote lead over Republican Rep. Lance Pruitt in a race that will be key to determining political control of the…
. “This is an abhorrent and blatant lie, and yet another example of Rep. Pruitt doing and saying anything he thinks will increase his chances of being re-elected. This time Rep. Pruitt is attacking an accomplished woman dedicated to our community.”
He says he no longer supports a full PFD, supports reopening the discussion on oil taxes and is open to considering a broad-based tax on Alaskans. It’s a change of heart that House Speaker Bryce Edgmon surely would have appreciated instead of the never-ending tantrums thrown by Pruitt and his minority.