Skip to comments.Minn. Supreme Court intervenes in recount case
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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The Bush v. Gore solution?
Why do we even bother posting the crAP that this organization puts out? It's strictly propaganda 24/7.
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?
Good point. You know the DNC has saved untold $MM because the press is in the tank for them.
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.
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.
Give ‘em each a 1/2 vote and call it a day—sheeeesh!
Clown? Memorialized in song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Jdt_kY2lI
You had better tote some warm clothes today! ; )
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."
I know what you mean. it’s down to about 50 here today. Brrrrrr... LOL
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.
AlGore, that Son of a Batch, is letting us down and taking our global warming away!
Then that would be a hopeful sign for Norm Coleman.
Meaning "votes for Coleman," according to the AP, eh?
Did the court say the absentee ballots were “wrongly rejected”, or was that just the AP article that characterized them that way?
Is it me, or is it a little on the wacky side that people still have “unclear” guidelines for close elections?
I believe that among the 133 votes Franken had a 46-vote margin, so the net gain would be a lot less than 133.
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?
Oh, I see it’s down to around ten to twenty below Obama. Now that’s cold.
You take care up there.
Is it possible to do this ? I did not even think of that possibility.
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.....
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.
You mean like figuring out what the voter's "INTENT" was? Obviously all voters "intended" to vote democrat.
I was giving you folks a hard time. Fifty above...
That’s chilly for us in So-Cal. Brrrrrr... LOL
In real time, -9 Fahrenheit.
Baby, It's COLD outside!!!
Especially the dead ones.
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.
Thats chilly for us in So-Cal. Brrrrrr...
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
That's what the teleprompter says.... LOL!
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?
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.
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. ;-)
ALL of them!
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.
What is the best guess estimate of the lead as of now? Does anyone have a count of how the questioned absentee ballots mix?
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? ; )
50’s not cold, it’s brisk is all.. you have not lived until you try to start you car when it’s -45 ;-)
Because they pretty much have a monopoly on the information flow. It's the Left's Ministry of Information.
LOL, I think I'll use that.
And they vote twice. At least.
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.
Well now Franken(stein) can claim in this race like he has on Bush/Gore for 8 years that Coleman was SELECTED not ELECTED. :)
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.
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