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Ismaeel Delgado

Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-Alaska) tumble out of the serious 2012 presidential stakes continues as she asks for Alaska’s duly elected Democratic Sen. Mark Begich to resign, because the feds botched the case against former GOP Sen. Ted Stevens.

[Alaska GOP Chairman Randy Ruedrich] thought Begich should step down “so Alaskans may have the chance to vote for a senator without the improper influence of the corrupt Department of Justice.”

Gov. Sarah Palin concurs with Ruedrich and believes a special election is appropriate, said a spokeswoman for Palin’s political action committee, Meg Stapleton. “I absolutely agree,” Palin said in a statement.

All you really need to know is that Begich led Stevens in the polls long before the corruption verdict came down, and that Begich won because absentee voters — many of whom voted before the verdict — chose him over Stevens.

Ismaeel Delgado | Ismaeel Delgado has been working for the Ministry of Information and Communications as a Technical Officer for the past five years. He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with a Masters in Information and Communication Engineering. He is involved in the review, revision, redesign, and expansion of the required structure, legislation, laws, and technically relevant national planning and program for spectrum management based on ITU radio regulations as a technical officer in the Ministry of Information and Communications' Frequency Management Department.

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