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Emmer asks court for help in Minn. gov's race
Mpls Star & Sickle ^ | 11/17/2010 | Martiga Lohn, Associated Press

Posted on 11/17/2010 12:21:27 PM PST by daler

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Republican Party of Minnesota took the governor's race to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday, seeking to shrink the ballot pool in the undecided contest between Democrat Mark Dayton and RepublicanTom Emmer before a recount begins after Thanksgiving.

A person with direct knowledge of the filing told The Associated Press that the GOP was asking the high court to force election officials to remove ballots in all precincts statewide where more votes were cast than the number of voters recorded.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: ballots; dayton; emmer; franken; fraud; markdayton; mn; pawlenty; recount; ritchie; soros; sos; spookydude; tomemmer; voter; voting
I'm guessing this is a bit of a look back at the Franken debacle by the Minnesota GOP.

They're likely thinking, "Fooled me once, shame on me..."

1 posted on 11/17/2010 12:21:32 PM PST by daler
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To: daler

Vote fraud.. don’t know if that’s enough to overcome Dayton’s lead.

Good luck with it.


2 posted on 11/17/2010 12:24:00 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: daler

Very very nice idea. I doubt it has a chance in the judicial branch, but the court of public opinion is something else again.


3 posted on 11/17/2010 12:24:51 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: daler

More fraud in Minnesota. Gee...what a surprise.


4 posted on 11/17/2010 12:26:52 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: daler

Also look at Ohio a couple years back where in one district 200% [or some such] of the population voted.


5 posted on 11/17/2010 12:27:12 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: daler

Good because they don’t have a prayer with Ritchie (and he will be in charge again) and even if they don’t win it’s a step in the right direction. That lead itself is suspicious since Republicans took control of the house and the senate.


6 posted on 11/17/2010 12:29:40 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: daler

Great, this is 2008 all over again (I hope not)


7 posted on 11/17/2010 12:30:44 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: Steely Tom

“......but the court of public opinion is something else again.”

Agree. There’s no sane reason the Dems should have a lock on that court.

I’ve often wondered why the Republicans seemingly overlook using it.


8 posted on 11/17/2010 12:34:57 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: daler
I serve as an election judge in my Minnesota precinct and recently completed the revised election judge training.

Let me state the obvious: Given the current election process and controls there cannot be more votes than registered voters in a precinct without both voter fraud and election judge fraud.

The GOP should be seeking a criminal investigation.

9 posted on 11/17/2010 12:35:51 PM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: daler

No one should have to sue for that reason. That should be an automatic investigation.


10 posted on 11/17/2010 12:37:26 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: therightliveswithus

Until someone is official gov, T-Paw should be calling a special session to fix the lameass voting laws in MN...# 1 on the list is “vouching”, #2 is voter ID.


11 posted on 11/17/2010 12:40:31 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: daler

I live in CT which is one of those left wing loon states that swam upstream against the tide.

But even here you must show a drivers license and get checked off when you vote.


12 posted on 11/17/2010 12:42:53 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: daler

The corrupt fix was in and the criminal element seems to always win.


13 posted on 11/17/2010 12:43:37 PM PST by Logical me
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To: daler

Based on the MN High Court’s makeup, I wouldn’t hold out much hope...


14 posted on 11/17/2010 12:50:18 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: daler

Mondale took Minn when Regean clobbered him in a landslide. How long has this been going on?


15 posted on 11/17/2010 12:54:19 PM PST by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: daler
...the GOP was to ask the high court to force election officials to remove ballots in all precincts statewide where more votes were cast than the number of voters recorded.

More votes than voters... what could be wrong with that?

I was an election judge and therefore forced to watch a DVD by Mark Ritchie telling me how to keep elections honest.

My laughter and comments drew derision from the AFSME-hack-in-charge.

16 posted on 11/17/2010 12:57:01 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: daler
more votes were cast than the number of voters recorded.

I'm having real trouble here coming up with an innocent explanation for this.

17 posted on 11/17/2010 1:01:13 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: daler

I am sure that the counter argument will be that all of the voters cannot be disenfranchised because of a few bad apples so let all the votes count.


18 posted on 11/17/2010 1:06:36 PM PST by Rogle
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To: JimSEA

Students may face felonies over illegal voter vouching

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2010/11/09/students-may-face-felonies-over-illegal-voter-vouching


19 posted on 11/17/2010 1:07:54 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: daler

Why isn’t there an immediate criminal investigation too?


20 posted on 11/17/2010 1:14:46 PM PST by Mr. K (TSA Sexual Assaulters: "You dont get on until we get off")
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Iron Range PO’d ping!


21 posted on 11/17/2010 1:17:54 PM PST by LUV W (Atlas has shrugged)
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To: jwalsh07

“”I live in CT which is one of those left wing loon states that swam upstream against the tide.

But even here you must show a drivers license and get checked off when you vote.””

Here in Minnesota you don’t have to provide any identification. I always thought it was a stupid way to run an election.


22 posted on 11/17/2010 1:26:49 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: daler
...where more votes were cast than the number of voters recorded.

As long as they are DFL votes that's okay, isn't it?

23 posted on 11/17/2010 1:42:54 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: daler

Trying to steal another one for a DemoCRAP, and getting caught. Let’s hope the GOP will fight a little harder this time than they did with Frankenstein.


24 posted on 11/17/2010 2:13:06 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: shelterguy

My friend a former Mexican citizen really finds it unbelievable that one can go vote and NOT produce an ID.


25 posted on 11/17/2010 6:49:26 PM PST by tickles
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To: budwiesest

“Mondale took Minn when Regean clobbered him in a landslide. How long has this been going on?”

The Reagan campaign stopped running ads three weeks before the election, this is the main reason for Mondale winning Mn.

If one voter in every precinct had changed their vote from Mondale to Reagan, Reagan would of won Mn.

The (sad) fact is not every Democrat win means there was cheating. Sometimes one party wins, sometimes the other.


26 posted on 11/17/2010 6:52:42 PM PST by Valin
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To: WOBBLY BOB

MN needs to combine their new legislature with their old governor. Until the new GOP legislature is seated I doubt the needed reforms could be passed. Once Dayton is seated they’d be vetoed and gridlock will ensue. Franken case showed this election fight can be stretched out quite awhile. Since T-Paw remains governor until a replacement is seated, the GOP, even if they can’t eventually beat Emmers, should stall long enough so that that T-Paw can sign key reforms quickly passed by the new legislature.


27 posted on 11/17/2010 8:22:28 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (It's not an election, it's a restraining order! - P.J. O’Rourke)
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To: budwiesest
Mondale took Minn when Regean clobbered him in a landslide. How long has this been going on?

Mondale was from MN and won the state by 3,600 votes in my favorite electoral map ever.

28 posted on 11/17/2010 8:38:07 PM PST by NYRepublican72
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To: skr

I think Joe Miller is facing some of the same count problems in Alaska.

The Election officials there are stonewalling him.

He needs to keep fighting...then to sue the appropriate officials.


29 posted on 11/18/2010 5:18:49 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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