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Schumer Accuses "Hard Right" of Intimidating Minnesota Voting Officials
cnsnews.com ^ | Friday, November 14, 2008 | Josiah Ryan

Posted on 11/14/2008 4:51:25 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

(CNSNews.com) - The political “hard right” is trying to intimidate voting officials in Minnesota who are conducting a recount of the Senate race between Democratic challenger Al Franken and incumbent Republican Norm Coleman, said Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, on Thursday.

But the Coleman campaign told CNSNews.com in a statement that the Franken campaign is trying to use the recount, which is mandated by Minnesota law in such close races, to illicitly affect the outcome of the election.

By Thursday afternoon, Coleman maintained an unofficial lead of 206 votes out of 2.88 million cast in the state’s election for U.S. Senate. The race, one of three Senate contests in the nation still undecided, is important, because if Democrats win all three races they will capture a 60-seat, filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.

“The right wing has worked itself into a lather in a clear attempt to intimidate election officials from doing their job,” said Schumer at a press conference near the Capitol in Washington. “Minnesota law requires a recount, but it seems like the hard right wing of America, the hard right wing of the Republican Party, has a different idea.”

Cullen Sheehan, Coleman’s campaign manager, said in a statement that the campaign is “troubled” by dramatic and unnatural shifts that are occurring in the counting process.

“The Franken campaign is shamelessly trying to strong-arm local officials into counting invalid ballots in order to influence the outcome of the recount,” said Sheehan. “It is so troubling to us that instead of the normal slight changes in vote totals one would expect during this process, we are now seeing huge chunks of votes appearing and disappearing – statistically dubious and improbable shifts that are overwhelmingly accruing to the benefit of Al Franken.”

Sheehan is referring to the fact that Coleman’s lead, which stood at 725 votes on the morning of Nov. 5, has diminished to 206 votes, as apparently uncounted ballots from the state’s 87 counties have been added to the tally.

Schumer, however, said any suggestion that “fishy” ballots are being counted is false.

“The claims that something is fishy here are just belied by history,” Schumer told CNSNews.com. “There is nothing improbable or even unprecedented about a shift in a few hundred votes in the canvas process. The shifts that occurred this year are actually smaller than what has happened in previous years.”

If the state of Minnesota is unable to produce a definitive winner after the recount, the Senate could ultimately decide which candidate won the race – or that neither had won.

Schumer, however, told CNSNews.com that he is unwilling to discuss that possibility until the recount is over.

Schumer added that while he thinks it is still unlikely that Democrats will win 60 seats in the Senate, he thinks that the 57 they have already gained is enough to “move the country forward.”

The official statewide recount of ballots is set to begin some time next week.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 110th; corrupt; intimidation; mn2008; schumer; votefraud
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1 posted on 11/14/2008 4:51:26 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Intimidating? Like the Black Panthers in Philly?


2 posted on 11/14/2008 4:53:24 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
Schumer, however, said any suggestion that “fishy” ballots are being counted is false.

shure....

3 posted on 11/14/2008 4:53:49 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (With all the WH leaks to come, it proves the country needed a plumber!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Schumer is a revolting creature!


4 posted on 11/14/2008 4:54:08 AM PST by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
The political “hard right” is trying to intimidate voting officials in Minnesota

If only.

5 posted on 11/14/2008 4:54:27 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (G-d watch over and protect Sarah Palin and her family.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
The 'finding votes in trunks' of cars and the Sec of State sayiing outright, 'they will win AT ALL COSTS ooops' AND Schumer using the day old dem talking point accusing the opposition when it is the dems that are lying frauds-IS GETTING REAL OLD!

Do they really think people believe them?

6 posted on 11/14/2008 4:54:51 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
If state Republican leaders (the only place they have power these days) do NOT put an end to this early voting, rampant 'any-reason' absentee voting, and motor voting (i.e. illegals) .... then they might as well get used to Democrats controlling everything for the next 100 years.

The GOP must demand that American elections take place on Election Day, just like it's authorized in the US Constitution.

7 posted on 11/14/2008 4:56:45 AM PST by Edit35 (.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

The contemptible Chuckles the Clown again accuses the GOP of doing what the ‘Rats are trying to do.


8 posted on 11/14/2008 4:59:13 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
Do they really think people believe them?

The Dems don't care if people believe them.

They just care whether or not their fake votes get counted.

If the GOP leaders don't go up to Minnesota and literally camp out in front of the Democrat election board's office, and DEMAND all those newly found votes get tossed.... then we might as well toss every rule or principal from the US Constitution on down.

9 posted on 11/14/2008 5:00:17 AM PST by Edit35 (.)
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To: Edit35
Yes, especially since with this win they would RULE!!!

What I guess I really meant was do they think people believe them as there are some non political junkies that just hear a sound byte on TV and actually believe everything. They still believe the republicans were responsible fully for the housing crisis. It is beyond words sickening.

10 posted on 11/14/2008 5:04:53 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
When will we say enough is enough?

The Republicrats are mere pansies, while the Democrats are the big, bad buttboys!

11 posted on 11/14/2008 5:06:46 AM PST by IbJensen (Obombazombies have given America to the Communists!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

I’d love to see this effeminate-looking Senator gone. Him and Clinton, too.

Man, I hate living in NYC.


12 posted on 11/14/2008 5:09:52 AM PST by wastedyears (Every FReeper is on Obama's Black List. He will try to have us all "taken care of." Mark my words)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

What Chuckie is really saying is that the GOP is topping the Dhimmis from stealing the election.


13 posted on 11/14/2008 5:10:07 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Edit35
The GOP must demand that American elections take place on Election Day, just like it's authorized in the US Constitution.

EXACTLY!!!! This is the root of the cancer few people recognize!30 states voted for 20 something to 30 days. Imagine all of the college towns having kids vote numerous times a day via ACORN and MOVEON.ORG. In my swing state local classified ads for ACTIVISM for OBAMA jobs were in the paper a week before EARLY VOTING. Obama should have won by a blowout.They barely squeaked by even with fraud.

14 posted on 11/14/2008 5:10:13 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
“The right wing has worked itself into a lather in a clear attempt to intimidate election officials from doing their job,” said Schumer with absolutely no trace of irony whatsoever.
15 posted on 11/14/2008 5:11:18 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

“Do they really think people believe them?”

Yes. The election results prove that.

This rat tactic of accusing us of wrongdoings to cover their own backsides is the old Sal Alinsky teaching of putting your opponent on defense.

Watch Allen Colmes(yea, I know) use this tactic every night. He deflects every negative that is said about Obama by using this method.

Yes, it’s getting old and these methods have to be exposed and countered every time they’re used.


16 posted on 11/14/2008 5:13:59 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Which of these three women do you think will make the best Senator?

17 posted on 11/14/2008 5:16:47 AM PST by enat
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

The witnessing and reporting of vote fraud is certainly intimidating and must be stopped immediately is the official position of the DNC.


18 posted on 11/14/2008 5:17:01 AM PST by Archon of the East (Universal Executive Power of the Law of Nature)
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To: vietvet67
"The world is rapidly being divided into two camps, the comradeship of anti-Christ and the brotherhood of Christ. The lines between these two are being drawn. How long the battle will be we know not; whether swords will have to be unsheathed we know not; whether blood will have to be shed we know not; whether it will be an armed conflict we know not. But in a conflict between truth and darkness, truth cannot lose."-- Archbishop Fulton Sheen
19 posted on 11/14/2008 5:19:20 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Daveinyork

Control the language and you control the world. “Hard right”?! Notice there are never any leftists in the country. Don’t even call them liberals. Ans conservatives share in the blame. Rush and Hannity say “liberal” as thought it’s the worst they can think of. How about leftist. Forget “liberal”. It has a noble ring to it. The root of “liberal” is liberty.


20 posted on 11/14/2008 5:19:28 AM PST by all the best
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To: enat

What is that dress hiding? Has Cankles ballooned to 300 lbs. or something since she lost the primary? Is she the “elephant in the room”?


21 posted on 11/14/2008 5:20:38 AM PST by webschooner (May piss be upon the One)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Blow it out your arse schmucky!

LLS


22 posted on 11/14/2008 5:21:18 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims! I am an UMA-unity my a$$)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

anybody that knows some voodoo, please stick some long sharp pins in a Chuck U doll.


23 posted on 11/14/2008 5:26:21 AM PST by webschooner (May piss be upon the One)
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To: Edit35
...then we might as well toss every rule or principal from the US Constitution on down.

Ummmm, that has already happened. Along with the voting time, you mentioned in a previous post, you may recall the current "presumptive president elect" is not constitutionally qualified to be president.

Vote fraud has probably always been part of our elections, however, it has been easily identified, tracked and in a few cases, prosecuted in the past eight years. The current "PPE" is simply the last rites being issued to our Constitution.

24 posted on 11/14/2008 5:51:20 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Hey Chucky, STFU!


25 posted on 11/14/2008 5:56:16 AM PST by cameraeye (It only just begun.)
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To: Islander7

Two Schumer staffers went into the credit info on Lt Gov Steele during the senate race in Maryland. What happened to the females? I am betting they are still working for Democrats. Democrats are dishonest and criminal


26 posted on 11/14/2008 6:04:15 AM PST by oldironsides
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
But in a conflict between truth and darkness, truth cannot lose.

It is difficult for "truth" to win when NO ONE will stand up and call "darkness" what it is. Instead we get platitudes like these:
the campaign is “troubled” by...
“It is so troubling to us that instead of...
statistically dubious and improbable...

TRUTH and FACTS mean nothing to these people. It does not help when no one has the intestinal fortitude to stand up and state the facts of the matter; they are trying to steal the election by ignoring the laws/rules governing elections and producing ballots from their cars.

27 posted on 11/14/2008 6:10:13 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Thank you for the quote. I’ve filed it with other famous quotes I’ve collected here at FR. ; )


28 posted on 11/14/2008 6:15:21 AM PST by mia
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To: all the best
Control the language and you control the world.
How about leftist. Forget “liberal”.

WTH is a leftist? Are all these people left handed?
leftist
adjective
1. believing in or supporting tenets of the political left
noun
1. a person who belongs to the political left

If you want to be nice, how about socialist?
If you tend to be more hard core, how about communist?
Now THAT would be controlling the language!

29 posted on 11/14/2008 6:17:32 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

ARRRGH! I really dislike Herr Schumer. Every time I see or hear him I think of that little weasel Heinrich Himmler. Probably his role model. Schumer is evil.


30 posted on 11/14/2008 6:17:53 AM PST by A Strict Constructionist (On the "Road to Surfdom"is no longer a question.)
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To: Admin Moderator
The title of this post needs fixing please.

The 'HARD RIGHT' quotes coding is showing up funny now.

31 posted on 11/14/2008 6:18:57 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: LibLieSlayer; All
Video shows Dem Minn. Secretary of State saying that Coleman campaign would do "anything to win," then denying he said it. The two contradictory statements start about 1:04 in the video:

Video link

32 posted on 11/14/2008 6:20:31 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (I want to "Buy American" but the only things for sale made in the USA are politicians)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
This has long been Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Communists the world over, and right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook: accuse your adversary of what you yourself are doing.

Why? Because such audacity works. It sews confusion and creates a smokescreen for revolutionary action.

33 posted on 11/14/2008 6:22:37 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Liberty has few friends, many enemies, and no adequate substitute.)
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“The claims that something is fishy here are just belied by history,” Schumer told CNSNews.com. “There is nothing improbable or even unprecedented about a shift in a few hundred votes in the canvas process. The shifts that occurred this year are actually smaller than what has happened in previous years.

In other words...We cheated more in years past than we cheated this year...so it's OK! OK?

34 posted on 11/14/2008 6:25:16 AM PST by Edgerunner (Second Amendment Spoken Here)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Once again, if a liberal screams about an injustice done to them, be sure they are the ones doing the very thing or planning to do it.


35 posted on 11/14/2008 6:25:27 AM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: Just A Nobody

They do not have the guts nor the to be communists. So would not be any where close to accurate.


36 posted on 11/14/2008 6:27:00 AM PST by all the best
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
They are dims... satanists... evil all... they are taught lying as an art form.

LLS

37 posted on 11/14/2008 7:01:40 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims! I am an UMA-unity my a$$)
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To: A Strict Constructionist

When I see Schumer I see a turd. There are some real creeps on that side of the aisle. Durbin, Harkin, Biden and Reid are just a few, but Schumer is definitely among the worst. He is the poster child for disgusting politicians.


38 posted on 11/14/2008 7:02:15 AM PST by SPOTTEDOWL (Are frontal lobotomies prerequisite for being classified as a liberal?)
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To: Just A Nobody

Don’t worry truth ALWAYS wins in the end.


39 posted on 11/14/2008 7:16:51 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Projection is an art form for these people.


40 posted on 11/14/2008 7:18:16 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: SPOTTEDOWL

When I see Schumer I see evil. The entire evil,left wing of the democrats are from hell. I am sorry to sound so harsh. There is no other explanation.


41 posted on 11/14/2008 7:18:48 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
"If the state of Minnesota is unable to produce a definitive winner after the recount, the Senate could ultimately decide which candidate won the race – or that neither had won."

Now this could get (more) interesting...
42 posted on 11/14/2008 7:23:26 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: Just A Nobody
If you want to be nice, how about socialist? If you tend to be more hard core, how about communist?

Back in the '60s, Canadian commies , without more than a dab of irony, called themselves "liberals in a hurry".

Now I more fully realize just how truthful they were!

43 posted on 11/14/2008 7:37:20 AM PST by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: Edit35

This is critical. If there’s anything we can do at the grassroots level to stop this early voting, please let us know when and where.

I almost think we need some legal help in filing a challenge.


44 posted on 11/14/2008 7:37:25 AM PST by Kenny
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
A similar theme can has been put forth by the left concern the ACORN voter registration fraud. From the Huffington Post:

With prospects looking bleak for the Republicans this November, pulling out the old ACORN lie -- in hopes of scaring people away from the polls, causing chaos in November by challenging voters when they show up to vote, and putting in place baseless grounds to contest close results later on (when the GOP become "sore losers") -- is just about all they have left at this point.

GOP's ACORN 'Voter Fraud' Lie Ramped Up; State Police Raid ACORN Office in Vegas

I'm seeing a pattern here. Evidently what the left is doing is to first make a mockery of our election process and then blame the right when they are questioned.

45 posted on 11/14/2008 7:47:39 AM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: Islander7

Chuck Schumer is a hollow Shell.

He has no soul. sold it long ago.

Satan let him keep the smirk.


46 posted on 11/14/2008 7:50:17 AM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Schumer considers anyone “Hard Right” if they’re philosophically to the right of Trotsky.


47 posted on 11/14/2008 7:52:57 AM PST by sono (What happens when the Kool Aid wears off?)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

If Schmuckie is accusing, you can bet your bippy he’s the one doing it.


48 posted on 11/14/2008 8:05:03 AM PST by Fudd Fan (My President is the current Governor of Alaska.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

If you step back and look at this, exposing the fraud must be having some impact for them to activate their propaganda defense unit.

Keep hitting them on this fraud. One problem conservatives have is that they get tired of listening to themselves so they don’t keep repeating talking points over and over again.

Keep repeating, this is fraud. Get the car votes out there, I don’t think the majority of sheeple even know that yet.

Tell GOP & Coleman to start fighting “appearing votes” BEFORE the final count so they can challenge. Maybe even postpone final count until those magic votes are legally verified. Don’t wait until the final count or it will be too late.


49 posted on 11/14/2008 8:12:15 AM PST by Kenny
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To: Daveinyork

If the GOP can use investigations like the Dems do, I would love to see the dirt on Talky Chucky. He is one of the most arrogant of the Arrogant Party that we know. How the public can vote for these pompous asses time and time again is still a mystery.


50 posted on 11/14/2008 8:13:00 AM PST by phillyfanatic ( iT)
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