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Should Norm Coleman Concede?
WaPo ^ | 4/2/09 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 04/02/2009 1:40:01 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun

In the two days since a three judge state panel handed Norm Coleman a major setback in his election contest against entertainer Al Franken (D) the former Minnesota senator has made clear that he has no plans to declare defeat anytime soon.

"Well, clearly it wasn't over," Coleman said during a radio interview yesterday, adding: "Every vote has to now be counted, and as I repeat again and again, counted with a uniform standard."

Coleman's lead lawyer, Ben Ginsberg, has dismissed the court's ruling on Tuesday as an "April Fool's day" decision. The ruling "gives us no choice but to appeal that order to Minnesota Supreme Court," added Ginsberg.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: coleman; concede; franken; mn
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1 posted on 04/02/2009 1:40:01 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

No.


2 posted on 04/02/2009 1:40:49 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: Salamander

Hello NO.


3 posted on 04/02/2009 1:41:23 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: anniegetyourgun

If he decides to concede, he should announce a time to make a statement and RAISE HELL!


4 posted on 04/02/2009 1:41:25 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Salamander

No.

And....no...


5 posted on 04/02/2009 1:41:33 PM PDT by jessduntno ( addresses Notre Dame graduating class as the New Dean of St)
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To: anniegetyourgun

NO!!!


6 posted on 04/02/2009 1:42:30 PM PDT by YellowRoseofTx (Evil is not the opposite of God; it's the absence of God)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Obviously NO.


7 posted on 04/02/2009 1:42:46 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: YellowRoseofTx

Absolutely NOT.


8 posted on 04/02/2009 1:43:10 PM PDT by dblshot
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To: anniegetyourgun

No, Coleman should not concede.


9 posted on 04/02/2009 1:43:14 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: George from New England

“Hello NO.”

That’s *Doctor* No, to you, sir....:))


10 posted on 04/02/2009 1:43:35 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: anniegetyourgun

never. He should also be forming his own militia.


11 posted on 04/02/2009 1:44:10 PM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Don’t ever concede, force it to the state supreme court, and when Franken “wins” claim he’s an illegitimate senator because he was “selected, not elected”. And keep doing it for the next six years.


12 posted on 04/02/2009 1:44:15 PM PDT by Argus (We've gone downtown to Clown Town, and that's where we'll be living from now on..)
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To: anniegetyourgun

A fraud in broad daylight - so many elections are being stolen by the left we must be on the verge of the equivalent of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution in Russia - we all know how that turned out!

I think we’re all in a bit of trouble, what do you think?


13 posted on 04/02/2009 1:44:20 PM PDT by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man who showed me a photo, "Who can ever be sure what is behind a mask?")
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To: anniegetyourgun

Certainly not! There are so many things wrong with this picture that a concession his part would do nothing more than encourage the other side to pull those tricks again and again.

It’s sad that as a country we’ve fallen to the level that we can’t even have an honest election.


14 posted on 04/02/2009 1:44:42 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: jessduntno

15 posted on 04/02/2009 1:45:05 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: anniegetyourgun

He should concede when all the votes have been counted and it’s been determined, without fraud, that he is the loser.


16 posted on 04/02/2009 1:45:09 PM PDT by Weird Tolkienish Figure
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To: GeronL

See my post # 4


17 posted on 04/02/2009 1:45:46 PM PDT by unkus
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To: anniegetyourgun

As long as he’s payin out of his campaigns pocket, no.


18 posted on 04/02/2009 1:46:22 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Never give up, never surrender!


19 posted on 04/02/2009 1:46:53 PM PDT by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Statistically speaking, close elections should break 50-50 for either party after all the dust settles.

Although we did get the bif one (Florida, 2000), I would venture to guess that 80%+ of very close elections (less than .1% margin) go to the Democrats. The people who love the idea of performing a census using statistical sampling should know that this is prima facie evidence of rigged outcomes.


20 posted on 04/02/2009 1:47:36 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

WaPo needs to be asked if they ever considered asking Franken to concede, and why they waited until Franken was “ahead” before asking someone (read: Coleman) to concede.


21 posted on 04/02/2009 1:49:53 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Hell no!
Never give in—make them wait and see....


22 posted on 04/02/2009 1:50:24 PM PDT by gunnyg
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WOW! Almost all the responding Freepers must think that Coleman would not vote like Franken! I disagree - he's just another lib/dem in republican drag.
23 posted on 04/02/2009 1:51:36 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: gunnyg

What would the messiah do? He wouldn’t quit. Drag it out as long as possible. Maybe Stewart will die of a heart attack before it is done.
All the way to the Supreme’s.


24 posted on 04/02/2009 1:53:09 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: anniegetyourgun

I didn’t realize his atty is Ben Ginsburg....I love that guy!


25 posted on 04/02/2009 1:53:28 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: anniegetyourgun

NO.

But he will - at some point. The McCain wing of the Party will prevail upon him the need to be civil, to act to stabalize the government and help the new President “succeed.”


26 posted on 04/02/2009 1:54:21 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: anniegetyourgun
In the two days since a three judge state panel handed Norm Coleman a major setback in his election contest against entertainer Al Franken (D) the former Minnesota senator has made clear that he has no plans to declare defeat anytime soon.

Damn it!

It's up to us Minnesota voters not people around the U.S.A!

We need a special election and NOW!

THEN let's see who wins by a virtual landslide!

That would be too fair however to consider of course.

27 posted on 04/02/2009 1:55:41 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: anniegetyourgun

That he may be, and if so, the longer it takes, the better off we all are... Just Say NO!!


28 posted on 04/02/2009 1:57:42 PM PDT by opaque soul
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To: anniegetyourgun
With what the RATS pull in Alaska and in Minnesota, we need to name this Senate for the history books. King Obama's House of Lords?
29 posted on 04/02/2009 2:00:37 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (United States is a NOW a Terrorist Nation- we export abortion!)
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To: anniegetyourgun

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense.” — Winston Churchill


30 posted on 04/02/2009 2:00:40 PM PDT by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: opaque soul

Not that it matters.


31 posted on 04/02/2009 2:00:51 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

No!


32 posted on 04/02/2009 2:02:01 PM PDT by Racer1
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To: mc5cents

I am a realist. But, I assure you - I’ll never give up. I am the resistance, and I will not compromise. So - in the end, they’ll have to line me up against the wall and shoot me.


33 posted on 04/02/2009 2:03:44 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
He used to be a Dimocrat before he was a Republican however he has NEVER been photographed as an adult wearing a diaper.
34 posted on 04/02/2009 2:04:34 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: anniegetyourgun

No.


35 posted on 04/02/2009 2:05:39 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: EGPWS

Well, there is that....


36 posted on 04/02/2009 2:05:48 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
entertainer Al Franken (D)

Heh!

Leaves the definition of "entertainer" wide open doesn't it?

37 posted on 04/02/2009 2:11:31 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Not until all votes are counted with a uniform standard, which apparently has not happened.


38 posted on 04/02/2009 2:12:11 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: anniegetyourgun

It sounds like from this that Coleman has no intention of conceding. GOOD!! I hope he fights this to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. After what the Dims did to Stevens of Alaska, we need to win one of these corruption cases.


39 posted on 04/02/2009 2:17:41 PM PDT by Humal
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To: anniegetyourgun

When dumbO produces his birth certificate and college transcripts.


40 posted on 04/02/2009 2:21:31 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Socialism is the results when Gresham's Law is applied to politics.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Eff no.


41 posted on 04/02/2009 2:24:09 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the socialist messiah. 1-20-13 Freedom Day.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Man, that’s dumb.


42 posted on 04/02/2009 2:27:01 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Names Ash Housewares

I would be happy with a perpetual stalemate for the next 6 years. 99 is more than enough senators especially if the 100th would be Al Franken or a republican of Coleman’s bent


43 posted on 04/02/2009 2:29:24 PM PDT by hawgwalker
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To: Minn

Well, I’m sure that Coleman would have voted for TARP, stimulus, budget, and so on, and so on. He’s not really a conservative.


44 posted on 04/02/2009 2:34:07 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

NO!

If it wasn’t for the idiot third party fools taking away votes, Coleman would be back in the Senate.

If the George Soros funded Marxist Al Franken ends up in
the Senate, thank the idiot third party loons


45 posted on 04/02/2009 2:34:48 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: hawgwalker

Good point. A stalemate is a win-win for us.


46 posted on 04/02/2009 2:36:37 PM PDT by agere_contra (So ... where's the birth certificate?)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Make it go the Supremes!!!!! Finding votes in the trunks of cars???Give us a break!!!


47 posted on 04/02/2009 2:40:43 PM PDT by kenmcg (cOMMBYAH)
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To: kenmcg

“Finding votes in the trunks of cars???”

And I’m sure they will find a few thousand more(or whatever it takes for a win) still lodged in the trunks of cars.


48 posted on 04/02/2009 2:50:22 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: anniegetyourgun
WOW! Almost all the responding Freepers must think that Coleman would not vote like Franken! I disagree - he's just another lib/dem in republican drag.

I notice you're not a Minnesotan. No skin off your nose to shout like that.

Yes, Coleman's a RINO, but Jason Lewis had a point yesterday. After the h*ll the liberals have put him through in this fiasco, Coleman must now realize there is no point in sucking up to them. He might be a man unleashed if he gets back in.

Coleman's also done some great work to expose the UN and is firmly against card check legislation. There IS a big difference between Norm and Al.

And the other biggie here: R's need to fight back against this fraud and fight hard. No more turning tail and letting the rats get away with cheating and stealing elections.

49 posted on 04/02/2009 6:02:02 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: anniegetyourgun

NO!!!


50 posted on 04/02/2009 6:18:45 PM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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