Skip to comments.Emmer asks court for help in Minn. gov's race
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.
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They're likely thinking, "Fooled me once, shame on me..."
Vote fraud.. don’t know if that’s enough to overcome Dayton’s lead.
Good luck with it.
Very very nice idea. I doubt it has a chance in the judicial branch, but the court of public opinion is something else again.
More fraud in Minnesota. Gee...what a surprise.
Also look at Ohio a couple years back where in one district 200% [or some such] of the population voted.
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.
Great, this is 2008 all over again (I hope not)
“......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.
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.
No one should have to sue for that reason. That should be an automatic investigation.
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.
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.
The corrupt fix was in and the criminal element seems to always win.
Based on the MN High Court’s makeup, I wouldn’t hold out much hope...
Mondale took Minn when Regean clobbered him in a landslide. How long has this been going on?
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.
I'm having real trouble here coming up with an innocent explanation for this.
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.
Students may face felonies over illegal voter vouching
Why isn’t there an immediate criminal investigation too?
Iron Range PO’d ping!
“”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.
As long as they are DFL votes that's okay, isn't it?
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.
My friend a former Mexican citizen really finds it unbelievable that one can go vote and NOT produce an ID.
“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.
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.
Mondale was from MN and won the state by 3,600 votes in my favorite electoral map ever.
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.