Alaska and Okla. Election Results

Alaska voters rejected run-off voting today. Here's our earlier discussion on this issue.

And in Oklahoma, democrats overwhelmingly chose the candidate who supports trying Terry Nichols in state court there in hopes of getting the death penalty this time around. The losing candidate in that race opposed the trial.

The case went into indefinite suspension today as the state is refusing to pony up any more funds for the court-appointed lawyers.

"Nichols' attorney Brian Hermanson said that he hadn't been paid in nearly a year and that other members of the defense team had taken on other cases in order to make a living.

Nichols, who is serving a life sentence on federal convictions of conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter, faces 160 state counts of first-degree murder for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building. The bomber, Timothy McVeigh, was executed last year."

Can't someone make Oklahoma understand they can't have it both ways?

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