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Minn. Supreme Court intervenes in recount case
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Posted on 12/15/2008 3:07:25 PM PST by Chet 99

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Supreme Court is getting involved in the state's unsettled U.S. Senate race.

The court said Monday it will weigh whether to stop the sorting and counting of wrongly rejected absentee ballots until clear instructions are handed down.

Republican Sen. Norm Coleman petitioned the court to step in after the state board overseeing the recount recommended those ballots be considered last week. Coleman maintains there aren't clear guidelines for the recommendation and could lead to disarray among the 87 counties.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: coleman; colemanlegal; electionussenate; franken; judiciary; minnesota; mn2008; ossociatedpress; stealingelections; votefraud
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1 posted on 12/15/2008 3:07:26 PM PST by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

The Bush v. Gore solution?


2 posted on 12/15/2008 3:08:18 PM PST by Parmenio
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To: Chet 99
Just follow the rules - how hard could that be? None of this touchy-feely subjective garbage.
3 posted on 12/15/2008 3:14:06 PM PST by fwdude ("...a 'centrist' ... has few principles - and those are negotiable." - Don Feder)
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To: Chet 99
The court said Monday it will weigh whether to stop the sorting and counting of wrongly rejected absentee ballots

Why do we even bother posting the crAP that this organization puts out? It's strictly propaganda 24/7.

4 posted on 12/15/2008 3:15:41 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (All hail the Obamasiah! Kneel before Obamohammad!)
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To: VeniVidiVici
"Wrongly rejected absentee ballots" means they've already made a judgment on them.

Is this an all-Democrat or mostly-Democrat court? I think someone said here the other day that they were all Democrats. In that case, they'll find for Frnaken, and the Supreme Court of the US may not see any reason to get involved.

If Franken can get within 133 votes, he's probably home free, since there is the precinct with the 133 ballots which may have been run through the machine twice. The additional 133 voters may not exist, but their votes will be added to Franken's total.

Are any of the RINO senators likely to jump ship if the Democrats get to 59...or will they just vote with the Democrats when it counts?

5 posted on 12/15/2008 3:23:08 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: VeniVidiVici

Good point. You know the DNC has saved untold $MM because the press is in the tank for them.


6 posted on 12/15/2008 3:23:26 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Chet 99

I’ll wager the clothes on my back that that obscenely un-funny clown will be declared the winner by the Anything-But-Honorable “gentleman” from Nevada.One only needs to googe “Richard D. McIntyre” and “Indiana” to see how it’s done.But my hunch is that the margin of “victory” will be more than four votes as it was with McIntyre.


7 posted on 12/15/2008 3:24:57 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama's worst fear is that the fat Governor will sing!)
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To: Chet 99

Good evening. Tonight we are here to take a look at the abnormalities of life. It’s the irregular that we seek to review.

Elections come and elections go. Most of them run smoothly and involve persons loosely considered to have some semblance of honor.

We look now upon the count of votes from an area that doesn’t want to be seen as a backwater hick state. We have a wing nut that knows no honor or bounds, and we also have a reasoned human being just wanting this election to be over, an accurate count completed.

There is the normal and there is the wildly absurd. Tonight we take you on a journey into the later. Join us as we take a walk into the Minnesota Zone.


8 posted on 12/15/2008 3:29:45 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: Parmenio

Give ‘em each a 1/2 vote and call it a day—sheeeesh!


9 posted on 12/15/2008 3:33:46 PM PST by midnightson (Mama-the ultimate prognosticator- said there'd be days like this.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Clown? Memorialized in song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Jdt_kY2lI


10 posted on 12/15/2008 3:34:29 PM PST by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: Verginius Rufus
I think the board also decided to count the missing 133 votes when they decided to revisit the rejected absentee ballots.

-PJ

11 posted on 12/15/2008 3:38:30 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Join us as we take a walk into the Minnesota Zone.

You had better tote some warm clothes today! ; )

12 posted on 12/15/2008 3:38:48 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
The court said Monday it will weigh whether to stop the sorting and counting of wrongly rejected absentee ballots until clear instructions are handed down. Republican Sen. Norm Coleman petitioned the court to step in after the state board overseeing the recount recommended those ballots be considered last week. Coleman maintains there aren't clear guidelines for the recommendation and could lead to disarray among the 87 counties.
The Franken team operated by the old liberal axiom, "Whatever isn't nailed down belongs to me, and anything I can pry loose isn't nailed down."
13 posted on 12/15/2008 3:44:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, December 6, 2008 !!!)
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To: EGPWS

I know what you mean. it’s down to about 50 here today. Brrrrrr... LOL


14 posted on 12/15/2008 3:45:07 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: VeniVidiVici; BradyLS
The Adventures of MEDIA, Lapdog For Obama!
15 posted on 12/15/2008 3:46:53 PM PST by an amused spectator (I am Joe, too - I'm talkin' to you, VBM: The Volkischer Beobachter Media)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Judges in Minnesota are elected based on non-partisan elections which occur every six years. If someone vacates the position before the six year term is up, the governor appoints a replacement.

Four of the seven justices were appointed by Tim Pawlenty.

One was appointed by Arne Carlson.

One was appointed by Jesse Ventura.

One (HoF NFL defensive tackle) Alan Page won an election outright on his own and was never appointed.


16 posted on 12/15/2008 3:48:29 PM PST by Sam Spade
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To: DoughtyOne
I know what you mean. it’s down to about 50 here today. Brrrrrr... LOL

AlGore, that Son of a Batch, is letting us down and taking our global warming away!

17 posted on 12/15/2008 3:49:40 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sam Spade

Then that would be a hopeful sign for Norm Coleman.


19 posted on 12/15/2008 3:58:06 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: VeniVidiVici
"...wrongly rejected absentee ballots"

Meaning "votes for Coleman," according to the AP, eh?

20 posted on 12/15/2008 3:59:03 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Did the court say the absentee ballots were “wrongly rejected”, or was that just the AP article that characterized them that way?


21 posted on 12/15/2008 4:05:42 PM PST by Purrcival (Obama and Biden: The Marx Brothers! (Thanks FReeper Enduring Freedom for the tagline))
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To: Chet 99

Is it me, or is it a little on the wacky side that people still have “unclear” guidelines for close elections?


22 posted on 12/15/2008 4:10:36 PM PST by Chris DeWeese (http://www.lifeinkc.com)
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To: Verginius Rufus
The additional 133 voters may not exist, but their votes will be added to Franken's total.

I believe that among the 133 votes Franken had a 46-vote margin, so the net gain would be a lot less than 133.

23 posted on 12/15/2008 4:12:47 PM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: EGPWS

If it weren’t so sordid what that clown and his fellow travelers were trying to pull off, he and they would sure be good for a laugh.

What is the weather like up there today. Down around zero?


24 posted on 12/15/2008 4:39:09 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: EGPWS

Oh, I see it’s down to around ten to twenty below Obama. Now that’s cold.

You take care up there.


25 posted on 12/15/2008 4:41:41 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
........since there is the precinct with the 133 ballots which may have been run through the machine twice. The additional 133 voters may not exist, but their votes will be added to Franken's total.

Is it possible to do this ? I did not even think of that possibility.

26 posted on 12/15/2008 4:59:11 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: DoughtyOne

You talkin’ 50 above zero or 50 below?? :^)

It was zero F here last night in northern Utah, but I hear that the mountains further north are a lot colder right now.....


27 posted on 12/15/2008 5:12:28 PM PST by Enchante (Was Jesse Jackson, Sr. the bagman for "Senate Candidate #5" -- JJJr.??????)
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To: Irish Eyes
This has been the alternative explanation all along. Frankly, there should be a sign-in book, plus absentees or whatever, that should add up to one total or the other. If , for example, 2100 signed in and counting the "missing" ballots would mean 2233 votes, then they were probably duplicate-counted.

OTOH, if 2233 signed in, and all of the counted ballots, including blanks, under votes, etc, only add up to 2100, then the ballots probably did exist and were mislaid. It shouldn't be that hard to figure out, but I haven't seen either side making hard verifiable claims about those facts.

28 posted on 12/15/2008 5:18:39 PM PST by BohDaThone
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To: fwdude
None of this touchy-feely subjective garbage.

You mean like figuring out what the voter's "INTENT" was? Obviously all voters "intended" to vote democrat.

29 posted on 12/15/2008 5:21:16 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Enchante

I was giving you folks a hard time. Fifty above...

That’s chilly for us in So-Cal. Brrrrrr... LOL


30 posted on 12/15/2008 5:28:36 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: DoughtyOne
What is the weather like up there today. Down around zero?

In real time, -9 Fahrenheit.

Baby, It's COLD outside!!!

31 posted on 12/15/2008 6:08:39 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ExSoldier
Obviously all voters "intended" to vote democrat.

Especially the dead ones.

32 posted on 12/15/2008 6:11:16 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority ((Barack Obama...stuck on stupid and idle as the world races by him like a bullet train...)
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To: Chet 99

The usual method is for the Democrats to demand recounting until the Democrat wins, and then they demand to end the counting and seat their candidiate, while the hapless Republican slinks away.


33 posted on 12/15/2008 6:13:55 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Fifty above...

That’s chilly for us in So-Cal. Brrrrrr...

Just DAMN!!!!

Don't give up hope, someday life will be worth living and the "chilly" weather will be gone.

Just hang in there DO, hang in there!

I know YOU can do it! ~ snort

34 posted on 12/15/2008 6:15:42 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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Oh, I see it’s down to around ten to twenty below Obama.

That's what the teleprompter says.... LOL!

35 posted on 12/15/2008 6:20:01 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Numbers Guy
I believe that among the 133 votes Franken had a 46-vote margin, so the net gain would be a lot less than 133.

That would be about 89 valid votes for Franken, all of which should be counted to avoid disenfranchising the voters, and 43 alleged ballots for Coleman, which cannot count because there is no proof that they exist, plus one unmarked ballot that should be counted as a presumed vote for Franken. Net gain? 90 votes for Franken. Next case?

So ... Did I pass? Do I get a lifetime appointment to the Minn. Court?

36 posted on 12/15/2008 6:23:22 PM PST by MathDoc (War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. Obama is Good.)
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To: EGPWS

Yep, that’s cold. I’ve been in sub Obama weather, but just a few times, and even then only down to around five below Obama.


37 posted on 12/15/2008 6:26:36 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: EGPWS

I can’t help but rub it in a little when it’s real cold up there. I wouldn’t mind living in that weather, but my wife would die within three months, just from psychological shock. ;-)


38 posted on 12/15/2008 6:28:22 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: Chet 99
For the next Minnesota election, all blank ballots will be sent directly to the State Canvassing Board for casting. It will save valuable time several million citizens wasted in the past standing in lines. It will also clear up any misunderstanding as to which votes are Democrat votes.

ALL of them!

39 posted on 12/15/2008 6:31:23 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority ((Barack Obama...stuck on stupid and idle as the world races by him like a bullet train...)
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To: DoughtyOne
I can’t help but rub it in a little when it’s real cold up there.

I don't mind.

I'm a die hard conservative living in a liberal wonderland.

I'm a part of the Minnesota Yang keeping the liberal Yin in check I guess.

40 posted on 12/15/2008 6:37:16 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: All

What is the best guess estimate of the lead as of now? Does anyone have a count of how the questioned absentee ballots mix?


41 posted on 12/15/2008 6:42:14 PM PST by Owen
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To: DoughtyOne
I wouldn’t mind living in that weather, but my wife would die within three months, just from psychological shock. ;-)

Well, I work for a worldwide company who employs 86,000 people and a coworker who sits next to me is as I am and a Minnesota lifer and is the "most seasoned" employee within our company. (he was working for pay when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in the '40's)

Perhaps the fountain of youth is filled with Minnesota waters? ; )

42 posted on 12/15/2008 6:47:35 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: DoughtyOne

50’s not cold, it’s brisk is all.. you have not lived until you try to start you car when it’s -45 ;-)


43 posted on 12/15/2008 6:54:08 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Verginius Rufus
Are any of the RINO senators likely to jump ship if the Democrats get to 59...or will they just vote with the Democrats when it counts?
McCain?
44 posted on 12/15/2008 7:21:41 PM PST by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Why do we even bother posting the crAP that this organization puts out? It's strictly propaganda 24/7.

Because they pretty much have a monopoly on the information flow. It's the Left's Ministry of Information.

45 posted on 12/15/2008 7:35:15 PM PST by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Oh, I see it’s down to around ten to twenty below Obama. Now that’s cold.

LOL, I think I'll use that.

46 posted on 12/15/2008 7:37:41 PM PST by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
Especially the dead ones.

And they vote twice. At least.

47 posted on 12/15/2008 8:07:41 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

No, they have much more power by threatening to vote with the Dems if we don’t bow to their demands.

That means Snowe, Collins, and Spectre will be controlling our agenda.

Ugh, wake me up in 2 years.


48 posted on 12/15/2008 8:33:21 PM PST by Identity on Free Republic
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To: Chet 99

Well now Franken(stein) can claim in this race like he has on Bush/Gore for 8 years that Coleman was SELECTED not ELECTED. :)


49 posted on 12/15/2008 8:55:27 PM PST by scannell
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To: EGPWS

I think we’re quite alike in that sense. Here in sunny Kaliphonia we’ve got a bunch of liberal wing nuts running the show.


50 posted on 12/15/2008 10:42:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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