Skip to comments.Big Win For Coleman
Posted on 02/03/2009 1:24:30 PM PST by Buck W.
This report (link), hot off the press, signifies a victory for Norm Coleman in the election contest with Al Franken: the court hearing the contest has ruled that "all absentee ballots that complied with state law should be counted, along with those where errors occurred through no fault of the voter." Franken has been trying to prevent a number of ballots that complied with state law from being counted.
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Why weren’t those absentee ballots being counted?
Is there any reason to believe those ballots might help Coleman? (i.e., they’re from parts of the state Coleman won, not all from Minneapolis)
Are these 4800 ballots under lock-and-key in one place, or are they still scattered around various polling districts? If they are not already centralized, expect many more to be “found” by the Franken team.
There was initially a pile of absentee ballots that did not get counted both due to errors from the vote counters as well as technical errors by the voter.
Franken had been behind initially, and then demanded some of the uncounted absentees from liberal areas be counted. As soon as he pulled ahead, he demanded that no further absentees be counted and tried to get himself sworn in immediately.
Fingies, toesies crossed...
What are the odds that Coleman is the winner, everyone knows he is the winner and the powers that be are dragging it out until after the stimulus vote?
Because they are FOR COLEMAN! ! ! ! !
It’s my understanding that the uncounted absentee ballots tend to come from the rural, more Republican counties. In other words, they held to stricter rules in rejecting ballots. Whereas Hennepin and Ramsay counties (Minneapolis and St. Paul) were much applied much looser standards in accepting ballots. This should benefit Coleman.
More good news on this otherwise ordinary Tuesday. :)
Folks who take vacations often are business owners (Republicans).
Franken not wanting them counted is a good sign...I guess.
From what I can tell,
the dems want their 60,
but they don’t want the clown.
I hope Coleman wins.
This has been exhausting to follow, hopefully there will be a resolution soon in Colemans favor.
So then, that would seem to portend that those absentee ballots which were not counted are coming from districts which tend to lean Coleman's way. Am I understanding this correctly?
If you'll remember, Coleman actually picked up manual recount votes in Minneapolis-Hennepin.
Franken is such a typical “liberal” Dimocrap. Lying,cheating, unethical, hypocritical, devious.
He really is one of the absolutely most vile and loathsome people in American politics if not worse.
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