Skip to comments.Ballot Challenge - View Challenged Ballots in Coleman v. Franken
Posted on 11/29/2008 11:14:27 AM PST by GreatOne
Clicking on the link and then registering for the website will allow you to view and vote for yourself on ballots which have been challenged by either campaign.
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Is the recount over? This has been going on forever.
You have to register on their site. No thanks!
Recount must be completed by Friday, I believe.
Just go get a secondary e-mail address from yahoo or hotmail. That’s what I did.
not worth the trouble. If someone wishes to post some shots to avoid all of us having to go through these hoops that would be good. otherwise forget it.
I’ve tried posting some of them, but it doesn’t seem to be working. I believe you can still view some of the ballots even if not logged into the site. Most of the challenged ballots are ridiculous - merely doesn’t have the oval 100% filled in with no other marks anywhere else.
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I actually looked at all 599 of them over about 4 days. I judged them as fair as I could, and it came out Coleman by 27. The average of those completing it was Coleman up by 10. I think those who gave Coleman a narrower margin decided in Franken’s favor some of the ballots I disallowed for either candidate. I disallowed 116 and the average was 91. Most ballots were pretty clear cut, and the challenges were frivilous on both sides. Several ballots that had no vote cast in the senate race were challenged by Franken on the grounds that the voter had voted for obama, and therefore, the voter wanted to vote for Franken, but most have fogot to actually do that. Many other ballots were challenged because there were stray pen marks on completely different parts of the ballot. All in all, if this is a representative sample of the close to 6000 challenged ballots, Coleman’s lead will hold, and he’ll win by a razor think margin.
That’s right. They haven’t counted the 4500 Franken votes
that were found by the shuttle crew while trying to recover
the chick’s tool bag.
Actually, you're probably being too pessimistic. I expect Coleman to win the recount. Franken will then start litigating in Minnesota. If he sees that failing, he will go to the new US Senate, dominated as it will be by his party of fraud and lies, and ask them to seat him rather than Coleman.