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Minnesota US Senate Results (Franken Picks Up 17 more votes!)
Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 11/10/08 | MplsSteve

Posted on 11/10/2008 8:21:21 AM PST by MplsSteve

After a weekend of no change, Monday morning brings another 17 "missing" or "uncounted" votes falling into Carpetbagger Al's column - and the full recount hasn't even f***ing started yet!

These amended numbers are coming from the various county auditors as they check ballots before submitting 'em to the Secretary of State for the full recount. At thispoint, I do not know what county these votes could have come from - but I suspect they're from a county that Barack Hussein Obama and Carpetbagger Al won.

I'll let you know when I hear more!


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: alfranken; mn2008; normcoleman; recount; usssenate
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1 posted on 11/10/2008 8:21:22 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

*sigh* I’d place bets in large amounts we don’t keep this seat.


2 posted on 11/10/2008 8:22:11 AM PST by Klepto
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To: MplsSteve

Just wait until Sandy Berger shows up with a pant-load.


3 posted on 11/10/2008 8:22:11 AM PST by AU72
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4 posted on 11/10/2008 8:23:03 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

Have any “votes” for N. Coleman been “found” or discovered, or “previously uncounted”????

Just wondering, because I find it difficult to believe that every vote that was uncounted or whatever excuse is for one candidate exclusively.


5 posted on 11/10/2008 8:23:21 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("But obviously, a lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me." - 0bama (he said it not me folks))
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To: Klepto

Yep, I think that Al Franken and his boys are stealing this election.


6 posted on 11/10/2008 8:23:36 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: MplsSteve

God save our country.
We’re killing ourselves with one dose of stupid after another.


8 posted on 11/10/2008 8:24:19 AM PST by gimme1ibertee (Revolution!!!!)
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To: MplsSteve

“Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts.”

Then I have nothing to say about this then. I might be banned if I posted what I think should happen to election thieves.


9 posted on 11/10/2008 8:25:01 AM PST by Impy (When he takes the oath of office will they say his middle name?)
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To: MplsSteve

Count, re-count, & re-count until you win..................


10 posted on 11/10/2008 8:27:57 AM PST by Red Badger (Hey! Look on the bright side! At least Joe Biden is out of the Senate!..........)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
Have any “votes” for N. Coleman been “found” or discovered, or “previously uncounted”????

Get real. This is Minnesota. They will just keep "finding" AF votes until they have enough, then they'll certify the election.

11 posted on 11/10/2008 8:28:28 AM PST by Pusterfuss (Proud member: Minnesotans for Global Warming)
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To: MplsSteve

Just 209 vote difference. And the Libertarian got almost 14 thousand, the Constitution candidate 8,900. Lots of wasted votes which could have gone to Coleman.


12 posted on 11/10/2008 8:29:34 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: bassmaner

Couldn’t have said it any better!


13 posted on 11/10/2008 8:30:43 AM PST by gore_sux_2000 (From here on out, everything bad to happen in the next 4 years...OBAMA'S FAULT!!!)
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To: MplsSteve

I’d be interested in knowing just what in the name of heaven your Ping List can tell us about why Minnesotans are thinking?

Is it the long cold winters filled with too much hotdish?
Something in the water of those 10,000 lakes?
A desperate desire to be known for something other than Lake Woebegone?

I just don’t get it. I worked for a company with thousands of MN co-workers and can’t imagine a one of them who’d vote for Stewart Smalley. OK, maybe one or two...but they were batchelor Norwegian farmers.


14 posted on 11/10/2008 8:30:58 AM PST by bigbob
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To: BlueStateBlues

If Franken wins this, it will prove that this whole election was just a joke.


15 posted on 11/10/2008 8:31:40 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: MplsSteve

Do these “suddenly found” votes have to be verified that there are actual citizens who made these votes and they’re not duplicates?

In Washington state the rats went door to door to confirm rat ballots and didn’t do the same for the Republican votes. Where were the Republicans while this was going on? Where are they now that Minnesota is stealing this from Coleman?


16 posted on 11/10/2008 8:31:40 AM PST by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: MplsSteve

And the gutless wonder turds known as the republican party are doing exactly what to prevent this blatant theft of one one of their last few, remaining seats? Nothing? Thoughts so. Perhaps Bush will describe the election of Franken as a “triumph” as well...


17 posted on 11/10/2008 8:33:02 AM PST by chris37
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To: bigbob

I have a friend in Minn and she is a Democrat. Nice person. She said she believes that “a rising tide lifts all boats”.

No point in arguing the details with her.


18 posted on 11/10/2008 8:33:19 AM PST by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: MplsSteve

Keep counting you products of public education


19 posted on 11/10/2008 8:33:38 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (Those with the most to Lose, did the least to prevent it's happening. Ronald Reagan 10/27/64)
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To: MplsSteve

where are we with military ballots — there have to be some that arrive late.


20 posted on 11/10/2008 8:35:27 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: Outlaw Woman

Gonna add one more Clown to the already “Keystone Cop” government?.


21 posted on 11/10/2008 8:37:34 AM PST by Kackikat (.)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

Yeah, every article I have seen since the election ALWAYS finds votes for Stuart Smalley. Have they found even ONE more vote for Coleman? What’s up with that!


22 posted on 11/10/2008 8:38:18 AM PST by Obadiah (NOMR! - Not One More RINO!)
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To: MplsSteve

eerily similar to WA state gov race.

mysterious votes “forgotten” and “found” in a MPLS poll worker’s car.


23 posted on 11/10/2008 8:38:23 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: MplsSteve

Stealing the election... one fraudulent vote at a time... sigh... Repubs deserve to lose; they are gutless. There will be no fillibusters whether the Repubs have 43 seats or not...


24 posted on 11/10/2008 8:38:23 AM PST by pabianice (HOW)
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To: MplsSteve

Why should I care about this recount? One way or another the cost of nation building in Afghanistan and Iraq will be 30+ year of Dims rule and it will be very dim out here.


25 posted on 11/10/2008 8:38:38 AM PST by alex
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To: MplsSteve

Where did he pick them up at, The Graveyard?


26 posted on 11/10/2008 8:42:07 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: MplsSteve

Unbelievable.

An election is being stolen right before our very eyes.

Let me be the first to congratulate you on your ‘untainted’ victory, Mr. Smalley. After all, I’m sure you’re going to ‘win’.


27 posted on 11/10/2008 8:43:29 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Obama, you are NOT my President!)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan; Pusterfuss
You've noticed that "mysterious" phenomenon of how only 'Rats seem to gain "votes" in these kinds of things. You watch, they'll keep "finding" so-called "lost" batches of ballots (usually in heavily 'Rat precincts), and when Frankenputz is ahead by a couple of hundred votes, well, then, shazamm, it's such a miracle, there are no more votes to count. Isn't that amazing?! Then they all will call for "unity" and "accepting the 'will of the majority'", and expect the 'Pubs to slink off to the sidelines with their heads down and tails between their legs.

I saw, f-that. If Frankenputz steals this, throw everything including the kitchen sink at them. The 'rats know if they steal this one and the one in AK and beat Chambliss in the GA runoff, they'll have 60 Senate seats and control cloture. They may have it anyway with Specter and McCain and Snowe and Collins in there, but if they have 60 outright they can really say like Rahm Emanuel, the 'Pubs can f-themselves.

28 posted on 11/10/2008 8:45:16 AM PST by chimera
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To: MplsSteve

So if Franken ends up with the lead before the recount do the Dems just call of the recount and say game over?


29 posted on 11/10/2008 8:45:40 AM PST by redangus
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To: redangus

You’ve got that right! Keep counting until the Democrat wins, then STOP. Furthur counting is no longer necessary. The recounting is only to keep giving Democrats chances to win.


30 posted on 11/10/2008 11:21:55 AM PST by noah (noah)
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To: MplsSteve

I have a sneaking suspecion that Franken “wins” by fewer than ten.


31 posted on 11/10/2008 11:22:10 AM PST by DemonDeac
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To: pabianice

That is not correct. The MSM wants you to believe that the RATS can break a filibuster if the GOP only has 42 or 43 seats, and that is NOT TRUE.

A procedural vote in Congress — which includes a cloture vote — is a very unique experience. Every senator of both parties has to worry about future election cycles. If he has 42 or 43 GOP senators, McConnell will have enormous flexibility, because Lieberman will help McConnell and other RATS (such as Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas) will be looking to 2010 with trepidation. The union bill is a good example.

McConnell can keep his caucus together on cloture and other procedural votes; then “release” members to vote for something much, much less onerous on final passage. Or kill something altogether.

Please do NOT throw in the towel. The MSM is lying and is totally ignorant of legislative procedure.


32 posted on 11/10/2008 11:24:25 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: gore_sux_2000

Guess only you will know what was said, lol!


33 posted on 11/10/2008 11:24:38 AM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: MplsSteve

So what are they going to do keep this charade going forever? What about all the military votes have they been counted? I know the military would rather give Franken a blanket party than vote for the idiot.


34 posted on 11/10/2008 11:24:47 AM PST by mkcc30 (Reagan's shadow had more substance than Obama!)
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To: chimera

We will win all three: MN, GA, and Alaska. That is why Reid is shrewdly trying to keep Lieberman in camp. Reid knows that he won’t get to 60.

I know it is frustrating b/c the media is salivating over the prospect, but we will hold these seats.

Please don’t go depressed or defeatist. McConnell can wreak absolute havoc with the Obama agenda IF he has 42 or 43 GOP senators to work with. He just needs a little bit of flexibility.


35 posted on 11/10/2008 11:29:17 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: mwl8787

Lets be realistic: They can change cloture vote rules to say 55. It has been done before and will be sone again. The track is being laid on a downhill grade. All the dembots have to do is let gravity (MSM brainwashing) do its job.

How’s that taking the “nuclear option” for judges working now???


36 posted on 11/10/2008 11:35:00 AM PST by slapshot (""USAF- when you absolutely, positively need it delivered on target, on time, right away)
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To: MplsSteve

And how many corrections have helped Coleman?


37 posted on 11/10/2008 11:41:02 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: BlueStateBlues
Lots of wasted votes which could have gone to Coleman.

So we're not wasting our votes as long as we're voting for the guy who can most likely beat the worst guy?
38 posted on 11/10/2008 11:43:59 AM PST by Sopater (I'm so sick of atheists shoving their religion in my face.)
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To: Aria

You should point out to her that, if you don’t have a boat, a rising tide just drowns you.


39 posted on 11/10/2008 11:48:47 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: chimera

i think that this proves RATS are too inept, stupid to run elections if they can’t keep track of the ballots.

why the good people of MN would want frankenstein to be their senator is beyond comprehension, unless they think the govt. is a joke.


40 posted on 11/10/2008 11:54:03 AM PST by machogirl (when the call comes at 3:00 am, Bill Ayers answers the phone)
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To: whatisthetruth

LOL, looks like the mods deleted the post!

Let’s just say as a Minnesotan, it described perfectly how I feel right now and about half the people in my state. With a few cuss words thrown in!


41 posted on 11/10/2008 11:55:02 AM PST by gore_sux_2000 (From here on out, everything bad to happen in the next 4 years...OBAMA'S FAULT!!!)
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To: slapshot

Where are they going to get 67 votes to change the rules?


42 posted on 11/10/2008 11:55:17 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (RNC:NEWT OR NOT ONE DAMN DIME!)
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To: MplsSteve

I really hope they don’t steal this one. AK isn’t looking very good for us according to intrade. Chambliss is guaranteed to win. This seat may make or break us, because 41 seats just won’t be enough flexibility.


43 posted on 11/10/2008 12:00:56 PM PST by couchpotatoxxx12
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To: machogirl
unless they think the govt. is a joke

Jesse Ventura's election proved that about a decade ago.

44 posted on 11/10/2008 12:01:51 PM PST by hunter112 (Obamunism will fizzle, fo' shizzle.)
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To: slapshot
They can change cloture vote rules to say 55. It has been done before and will be sone again.

I made this argument on another post recently.

The Senate rules can be changed with a simple majority vote and I do not think Pelosi will have any compunction in doing so.

45 posted on 11/10/2008 12:02:12 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: BlueStateBlues
"Just 209 vote difference. And the Libertarian got almost 14 thousand, the Constitution candidate 8,900. Lots of wasted votes which could have gone to Coleman."

Those votes wouldn't be "wasted" if Republicans made themselves the Conservative Party choice and earned those votes. You can't be the party of competition, merit and excellence and then whine that the Democrat won because your voters chose a competitor.

46 posted on 11/10/2008 12:05:46 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Republic of Texas

I agree. Wasted was the wrong term, and like Joe Scarbough, sometimes I don’t use my 7 second delay. lol.


47 posted on 11/10/2008 12:16:05 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: slapshot
They can change cloture vote rules to say 55. It has been done before and will be sone again.

I made this argument on another post recently.

The Senate rules can be changed with a simple majority vote and I do not think Pelosi will have any compunction in doing so.

48 posted on 11/10/2008 12:18:59 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: OldMissileer

SORRY FOR THE DOUBLE POST!! My first mistake since I joined.


49 posted on 11/10/2008 12:20:06 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: MplsSteve
Minnesota US Senate Results (Franken Picks Up 17 more votes!)

Were these from Nov. 2nd like those other 100 were?
50 posted on 11/10/2008 12:24:11 PM PST by aruanan
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