Skip to comments.Mischief in Minnesota? Al Franken's recount isn't funny.(Coleman Senate Race)
Posted on 11/11/2008 9:28:01 PM PST by Fred
You'd think Democrats would be content with last week's electoral rout. But judging from the odd doings in Minnesota, some in their party wouldn't mind adding to their jackpot by stealing a Senate seat for left-wing joker Al Franken.
When Minnesotans woke up last Wednesday, Republican Senator Norm Coleman led Mr. Franken by 725 votes. By that evening, he was ahead by only 477. As of yesterday, Mr. Coleman's margin stood at 206. This lopsided bleeding of Republican votes is passing strange considering that the official recount hasn't even begun.
The vanishing Coleman vote came during a week in which election officials are obliged to double-check their initial results. Minnesota is required to do these audits, and it isn't unusual for officials to report that they transposed a number here or there. In a normal audit, these mistakes could be expected to cut both ways. Instead, nearly every "fix" has gone for Mr. Franken, in some cases under strange circumstances.
For example, there was Friday night's announcement by Minneapolis's director of elections that she'd forgotten to count 32 absentee ballots in her car. The Coleman campaign scrambled to get a county judge to halt the counting of these absentees, since it was impossible to prove their integrity 72 hours after the polls closed. The judge refused on grounds that she lacked jurisdiction.
Up in Two Harbors, another liberal outpost, Mr. Franken picked up an additional 246 votes. In Partridge Township, he racked up another 100. Election officials in both places claim they initially miscommunicated the numbers. Odd, because in the Two Harbors precinct, none of the other contests recorded any changes in their vote totals.
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Joke is right. Repubs just let this sort of stuff happen. Sickening.
Um...wtf were valid absentee ballots doing in her car?
The ‘Rats are stealing another election. Where is the oversight in all this?
Why don’t we have agitators like Jesse Jackson or Sharpton to swoop down when there’s a problem and create a media spectacle? We just quitely allow ourselves to get screwed and continually lose the PR war.
The problem is you can’t get recourse most of the time because no one in the legal system will come to bat.
A How Democrats Steal Elections btttt
I know a Franken victory is one more step toward a senate super majority. However, I think we have much more to gain by having this nut case ass clown run around the senate with a D next to his name.
Yep, the court is stuffed with big lefties in most cases, or at least they are BIG GOVERNMENT, WE WANT “FAIRNESS” type of activist judges. Hard to get a victory in this country if you’re a conservative. Even voters that vote for conservative initiatives get smacked down by the courts (watch what happens to prop 8).
This type of system cannot hold up too much longer.
I am just so sick of this crap!
All I can say is if Minnesotans let this happen, then they surely deserve to be represented by Stewart Freakin’ Smalley.
An old Democrat once said “If it’s close we will steal it”.
The statement appears to be true today as it was in bygone years.
We had to go through two recounts before we got a D Gov four years ago in Washington State.
The new rule is: If it’s close enough to recount, it’s a win for the Dems. If we can’t live with that, we have to change the system or switch boxes.
I'd bet she'd be good at finding Jimmy Hoffa's remains too.
This (election stealing) is exactly the kind of thing that stirs up patriotic militias.
Does it really have to be spelled out? The old, tried and true Dem way of cheating... hold out just enough fabricated ballots to give you a stash in case you need them.
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