We Need to Have a Serious Talk About Fake Alaskans Running for Political Office - P.O.W. Report

Thursday, July 19, 2018

We Need to Have a Serious Talk About Fake Alaskans Running for Political Office

What's wrong with her left eye? 

AP News:

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat.

She doesn’t live in Alaska. In fact, she’s never been to the state. Hafner, who listed New Jersey and South Dakota addresses in her candidate filing, says she’s serious about running, though she doesn’t plan to campaign in person.

Democratic officials are questioning her authenticity and political affiliation.

Under the U.S. Constitution, to serve in Congress one must meet age and citizenship requirements and inhabit the state at the time elected. Generally, Alaska candidates in such races are from the state. But not always.

We need to re-do this part and make it much more specific. My opinion on the matter is that you must reside FULL-TIME in Alaska for a minimum of 10 years to be eligible to run for ANY POLITICAL OFFICE. Yes, that includes city council. I'm hard core. This idea that you can take someone from, say, San Francisco to Prince of Wales and they magically become an islander due to the 'magic dirt' of Prince of Wales is an insane notion. Does anyone really think, for example, that if 2,000 Californians all of a sudden settled into Craig, Alaska that the culture and politics of Craig, Alaska would remain the same? Of course it wouldn't. I've been to California, the people there are rude, they smell, and they poop on the streets.

We must protect the sanctity and purity of our poop-free Prince of Wales sidewalks! At least the 3 sidewalks that we do have.

Hafner faces long odds and has focused her attention online, where she boasts a comparable number of Twitter followers to those of the highest-profile candidates: Democrat Dimitri Shein and independent Alyse Galvin. Independents who want Democratic support can run in the party primary.

Shein and Galvin have been campaigning and participating in spirited debates ahead of the Aug. 21 primary. Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young faces little-known opponents in his primary.

Hafner listed on her candidacy filing a home and mailing address in New Jersey. She also listed an address at a mail-drop location in South Dakota popular with RVers and others with more transient lifestyles as her campaign contact on Alaska’s website listing of candidates. Public records show property and voter registration records for Hafner in New Jersey.

As if New Jersey didn't get enough bad press coverage in the news and media, now we have them carpet-bagging in Alaska...I never thought this would happen in 2018!

The New Jersey addresses match those used by Eric Hafner during a failed run as a Democrat in an Oregon U.S. House primary earlier this year, which caught the attention of Julie Olsen, an Anchorage Democratic party leader. She said she was worried that Eric Hafner had “hijacked” Carol Hafner’s identity and created an online persona to file for office. Olsen supports Shein.

Hafner, 64, said Eric Hafner is her son. She said he also ran unsuccessfully in the Republican primary for a U.S. House seat in Hawaii in 2016. Efforts to reach him were unsuccessful.

I knew there was something wrong with her eye...it's a window to the soul of an unstable family! By the way, on a small aside don't let people shame you for judging people based on looks. We are able to accurately and perfectly predict people's character based on their physiognomy--it's science!

As for her twitter followers she has a YUGE following of 461...Geeze step aside guys we have a real contender here!

Hafner said she travels extensively and considers South Dakota her base. She said she has been in New Jersey for a family illness but is “on my way out.”

Mental illness?

She felt compelled to run to share her perspective on the environment, including climate change, education, health care and other issues. Hafner said she was stunned that Alaskans have kept Young in office for 45 years.

“I want to do good in a place that I feel a kinship for,” she said.

She said she’s angry that Olsen has been “playing Nancy Drew” and questioning her run.

People must pull together to solve problems, Hafner said. “Don’t lock me out just because I’m not a homeboy,” she said, adding later: “You ought to be thankful that I care enough and I’m interested enough and passionate enough to want to make things better.”

“I’m certainly permitted to do what I have done,” she said.

To be fair, she is right, we are all shocked that Uncle Don has been in office for 45 years. However, Alaskans decided this fact and not some lunatics from New Jersey or where she claims her 'home base' is.

The Division of Elections said challenges to Hafner’s candidacy by Parmley and Olsen were received after the protest deadline passed. The division said Hafner properly filed to run, a process that includes submitting a $100 filing fee, and it had no reason to question the veracity of her candidacy.

Olsen said she’d like to see changes to the process, such as having a candidate file in person or provide a phone number or copy of their driver’s license.

How about changes such as 10 years of permanent residency! I want you to live in Alaska so long that your neighbors all hate you! Ha! That probably takes less than 10 years considering some of the neighbors i've had in the past...you get my point though!

Sound off. Am I right? Am I wrong? You decide!

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