Skip to comments.[LIVE THREAD] Minnesota State Canvassing Board review of challenged ballots in the U.S. Senate race
Posted on 12/16/2008 12:01:59 PM PST by tomymind
Minnesota State Canvassing Board review of challenged ballots in the U.S. Senate race
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Does anybody know what the current vote tally is?
do they have to review each ballot that way? (vote on each?). The chairman’s voice is more painful than Franken’s
The chairman is a communist.
some guy is sitting there eating chocolate cookies
i move to reject the entire pile and allocate the vote to ‘too stoopid to vote’.
Where are the representatives of the “people of color?” You just know Franken will scream of racism if he loses to these white people on these ballots.
Mickey Mouse voted for Franken.
Doesn't matter...they'll quit when the Dems win.
This is an SNL skit, right?
The State Canvassing Board really screwed up on Friday. First it allowed the 133 ballots found "missing" in Hennepin County to be counted (netting Franken 46 votes) - what the hell is the purpose of a recount if you're going to count phantom votes? How do we even know these ballots actually existed?
Secondly, the Board went along with (I believe) the ACORN Secretary of State's suggestion for each of the 87 counties to make independent determinations about whether rejected absentee ballots were done so properly. This allows each county to come up with their own standards - back to Florida 2000 (although not quite as bad). According to the guys at PowerLine, one county is going to count ballots that were not properly signed because the election judge signed it, and the election judge should have spotted the error when receiving the ballot and had the voter sign. Crap. That is clearly an invalid vote and should not be counted. The Minnesota Supreme Court appears to be going along with this folly.
This whole process, which I have previously defended in earlier threads, is descending into Florida 2000 and Washington 2004. The law in Minnesota is very, very clear that if Franken wants to look at the rejected absentee ballots, he must do so through the filing of an election challenge after the State Canvassing Board looks through the challenged ballots and certifies the election. He doesnt want to wait because for public relations issues, because if the election is certified for Coleman, hell most likely begin to lose public support by filing a lawsuit.
But thats what Minnesota law requires, and for obvious reasons - the uniform determination of which ballots were improperly rejected, and judicial review. When the District Court judge makes a determination about a ballot, either campaign can seek review of that judges determination through appeal. The ballots dont get opened and counted until final review has been made. But the way things are now, people with partisan political intent - on both sides of the aisle - can taint this process. Liberals seem to miss the point that in order to have fair and valid elections, the process must be beyond reproach. But it appears to be win at all cost, damn public confidence.
I thought it was Coleman 600 Friday??
I am going to tell my kids to challenge the results of scantron tests they take in school if they do not get a 100% correct.
Norm Coleman leads by 239 votes
91 challenged ballots reviewed
as of Tuesday, 3:28 pm
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