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Panel That Decided Franken-Coleman Race Wins Award['A Dubious Outcome']
Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 9/14/2009 | Post

Posted on 09/16/2009 2:49:51 AM PDT by Son House

The state's judges are paying tribute to the three-judge panel that decided the winner of Minnesota's disputed U.S. Senate election between Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman.

The Minnesota District Judges Foundation has presented its Community Service Award to Judges Elizabeth Hayden of Stearns County, Kurt Marben of Pennington County and Denise Reilly of Hennepin County. It says they displayed "the highest levels of professionalism, public service, and judicial independence and integrity."

The three judges declared Franken the winner by 312 votes in April. The Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed the panel's decision in June. Coleman decided not to appeal further, clearing the way for Franken to take his seat in July.

The foundation presented the award last Thursday in St. Cloud.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: award; coleman; franken; panel
Impeachment is what they deserve, for a recount that shouldn't count, instead,

they now have their very own Liberal Democrat Vote in the Senate;

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123111967642552909.html

more than 25 precincts now have more ballots than voters who signed in to vote.

State Supreme Court Justice G. Barry Anderson, has acknowledged that "very likely there was a double counting."

a Ramsey County precinct ended up with 177 more ballots than there were recorded votes on Election Night. In that case,

the board decided to go with the extra ballots, rather than the Election Night total, even though the county is now showing more ballots than voters in the precinct.

This gave Mr. Franken a net gain of 37 votes, which means he's benefited both ways from the board's inconsistency.

1 posted on 09/16/2009 2:49:52 AM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House
Well, that's why they get an award. IF they played it straight we would be hearing all about shades of 2000 when Bush/Cheney/Hitler stole the election.

They had it pegged right then, when the Dem is ahead, stop counting.

2 posted on 09/16/2009 2:52:16 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Son House
The people who cast the votes do not decide an election,
the people who count the votes do.

Joseph Stalin (1879 - 1953)

3 posted on 09/16/2009 2:55:55 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Son House

Liberals love to give each other awards. Liberal media plays it up to make sheeple think its because they’re right.


4 posted on 09/16/2009 3:08:51 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com ............. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Son House
Franken is a disgusting looking individual before you get into the ‘lets sue and recount until we win ‘ dem tactic. The man shows his sickness on his face. I understand the whole don't judge a book by it's cover concept, but damn. You can see it.
5 posted on 09/16/2009 3:09:33 AM PDT by allmost
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
The people who cast the votes do not decide an election, the people who count the votes do.

What is done is done, we will move on.

Can Franken legislate?

Depends

6 posted on 09/16/2009 3:11:25 AM PDT by This_far (Mandatory health insurance? I thought it was about health care!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Very true.


7 posted on 09/16/2009 3:12:14 AM PDT by Free_at_last_-2001 (A country can survive its fools, but it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: This_far
“Depends”

How old is he that he needs depends? ME BAD

8 posted on 09/16/2009 3:14:51 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: allmost

http://mediamatters.org/research/200907010008

On the July 1 edition of Fox & Friends...Kilmeade later said that Franken is “barely sane if you read his books, and quite angry in every facet of his life.”


9 posted on 09/16/2009 3:15:43 AM PDT by Son House (President Ă˜bama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
How old is he that he needs depends?

I doubt that you use them as a bib.

10 posted on 09/16/2009 3:28:24 AM PDT by This_far (Mandatory health insurance? I thought it was about health care!)
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To: Son House

Maybe a conservative honest organization can give them a “worst of” award at an annual ceremony.


11 posted on 09/16/2009 3:35:14 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: IrishCatholic

Yep... had they found in favor of Norn Coleman there would be criminal investigations.


12 posted on 09/16/2009 3:41:03 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Son House

Haven’t we learned by now that anything these days with the phrase “community service” is suspicious? True community service only occurs on a voluntary basis, freely given by those with the resources to spare and an altruistic mind, seeking nothing in return.

How about an organization in support of Individuals?
“Helping entire communities, one individual at a time!”


13 posted on 09/16/2009 3:42:31 AM PDT by ctyankee00
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To: Son House

The real award is figuring out how to use the court system to overthrow the will of the people.


14 posted on 09/16/2009 3:58:00 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Son House

And the ACORN award for vote-fraud goes to.........!!!!!!!


15 posted on 09/16/2009 4:10:10 AM PDT by wny
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To: Son House
Who did they get an award FROM fer cryin' out loud, the Communist Party of America?

Μολὼν λάβε


16 posted on 09/16/2009 4:43:02 AM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" or "come get some")
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To: Son House

This is the corruption that Glenn Beck so bravely speaks of.


17 posted on 09/16/2009 7:31:14 AM PDT by Fireone (Where's the birth certificate? Who is this guy?)
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To: Son House

Rodents stealing an election gets rewarded. Neat. Can we start doing that for the GOP ? Oh, no ? That’s right. We’d go to JAIL for that.


18 posted on 09/16/2009 4:24:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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