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Franken's deficit: 236 votes
Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | 11/7/08 | Patricia Lopez

Posted on 11/07/2008 6:32:02 AM PST by steve-b

Just as Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was explaining to reporters the recount process in one of the narrowest elections in Minnesota history, an aide rushed in with news: Pine County's Partridge Township had revised its vote total upward -- another 100 votes for Democratic candidate Al Franken, putting him within .011 percentage points of Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman.

The reason for the change? Exhausted county officials had accidentally entered 24 for Franken instead of 124 when the county's final votes were tallied at 5:25 Wednesday morning.

"That's why we have recounts," Ritchie said, surveying the e-mail sent in from the county auditor. "Human error. People make mistakes."

The margin in the tightest Senate race in the country bounced like the stock market throughout the day, with the difference between Coleman and Franken dropping, then rising briefly to 590 votes before shooting down to a razor-thin 236 by day's end.

In a reversal of the previous day, when Coleman had declared victory and suggested that Franken should waive a recount, Coleman kept to himself on Thursday, while Franken called reporters to talk about the prospects for a continued narrowing of the count....

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: coleman; franken; mn2008; senate; votefraud; voting
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1 posted on 11/07/2008 6:32:02 AM PST by steve-b
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To: steve-b

Good grief.

Is there no decent, patriotic statesman of a Democrat on the planet.

Guess I just answered my own question....I just pray he is not allowed to steal it from Coleman.


2 posted on 11/07/2008 6:34:21 AM PST by gore_sux_2000 (From here on out, everything bad to happen in the next 4 years...OBAMA'S FAULT!!!)
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To: steve-b

In 1948, Lydon B. Johnson did the same in Texas - finding “lost” ballots for the Senate race. He was then called Lying Johnson.


3 posted on 11/07/2008 6:34:36 AM PST by drzz (I)
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To: steve-b

This will be razor thin, whoever wins.

Exhausted officials wrote down a wrong number?

Do they use paper ballots in Minn? Why would there be such chance for human error if they use optical scanners, touch screens, or even the Florida style punchcards? All of those are supposed to produce clean re-counts, aren’t they? Just wondering...........


4 posted on 11/07/2008 6:34:56 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: steve-b

Oops! Only a couple more hundred left to find! Keep recounting!

I’d puke, but being this is an article about Franken, that would be redundant.


5 posted on 11/07/2008 6:35:09 AM PST by kenth (It's all about the zero.)
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To: kenth

6 posted on 11/07/2008 6:36:23 AM PST by drzz (I)
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To: drzz

Thios was a common practice in Texas, republican and democrat. John Connely was his campaign manager and he spelled out the details in several interviews. Johnson had lost before when the other guy, “found” enough votes to win.


7 posted on 11/07/2008 6:36:36 AM PST by nufsed
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They use Optical Scanners for hand filled out ballots in all the MN precincts.


8 posted on 11/07/2008 6:36:48 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: steve-b

He came up short..................


9 posted on 11/07/2008 6:38:04 AM PST by Red Badger (Hey! Look on the bright side! At least Joe Biden is out of the Senate!..........)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

There is no question as to who will win. It will be Franken. Since the race was a statistical dead heat, any of the corrections should mirror the election results. That they (always) seem to benefit the rat, you can conclude that it is only a matter of time before the democrat machine steals another Senate seat.


10 posted on 11/07/2008 6:38:17 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: nufsed

Attorney Barr McClellan, the father of our dear Scotty the Bush Basher, wrote a book about Lyndon Johnson’s voting fraud and how he had ordered Kennedy’s assasination. Everything was known to his Texan friends for years. Very violent manner of making politics


11 posted on 11/07/2008 6:38:57 AM PST by drzz (I)
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To: steve-b
So...it takes 1 day to count the votes originally but it's gonna take over a month to count them again?

PATHETIC!

12 posted on 11/07/2008 6:39:47 AM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: steve-b

keep counting.........it will eventually end up the way you want it........after all the left is responsible for the condition of our educational system and we all know what condition that is.


13 posted on 11/07/2008 6:40:19 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (Reagan Republican)
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To: steve-b

Minnesotans must be complete morons for this to be even close. Where was that idiot Jesse Ventura from again?


14 posted on 11/07/2008 6:40:25 AM PST by anton
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To: gore_sux_2000
Is there no decent, patriotic statesman of a Democrat on the planet.

A couple but they aren't on a national stage.

A few months back my democrat township supervisor faced a recall that he won by a wide margin. He wanted people to be sure so he called for a recount that left him with a 1 vote margin of victory. He was reelected in this election with a 17 vote margin.
15 posted on 11/07/2008 6:40:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: steve-b

>prospects for a continued narrowing of the count....

The rats will cheat, lie and make crap up to win every time.
Democratic workers entered 24 instead of 124 my @$$.


16 posted on 11/07/2008 6:41:40 AM PST by soycd
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

How could anybody “enter” anything, in that case?


17 posted on 11/07/2008 6:41:42 AM PST by livius
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To: steve-b

This happened in Washington State for Gov and I am sure they will keep finding votes for the Asshat.


18 posted on 11/07/2008 6:41:43 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: cripplecreek
Oh! Another 237 ballots for Al Franken!
19 posted on 11/07/2008 6:42:01 AM PST by drzz (I)
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To: drzz

I just saw the LBJ edition of American Experience. About half way through it was clear to me that LBJ certainly had personal motive. He was driven to the power and both Kennedys had him in check as VP. Looked like Kennedy would be in office for 8 years and LBJ’s career was over for all practical purposes.


20 posted on 11/07/2008 6:42:23 AM PST by nufsed
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To: nufsed

Is it over yet?


21 posted on 11/07/2008 6:43:33 AM PST by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: steve-b
The reason for the change? Exhausted county officials had accidentally entered 24 for Franken instead of 124 when the county's final votes were tallied at 5:25 Wednesday morning.

Oh sure they did. Now if they can just discover two more similar "mistakes" Franken is in.

22 posted on 11/07/2008 6:43:37 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: nufsed

exactly. Not to say Kennedy’s awful weakness against Cuba and the USSR. LBJ said “Time for change, yes we can” and they did it.


23 posted on 11/07/2008 6:43:57 AM PST by drzz (I)
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To: steve-b

I simply cannot believe folks take Al Franken seriously.

They are either mad as in crazy or mad as in angry. Pitifully angry.


24 posted on 11/07/2008 6:44:33 AM PST by hoe_cake (" 'We the people' tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

This is why the left dislikes electronic voting. With electronic tallies, every time you look in the register, the same number is there. With paper, it’s oddley different every time you count.

Oh, look, I found an EEPROM chip on the floor in the bathroom, and it has 1600 votes for (D) on it!


25 posted on 11/07/2008 6:44:42 AM PST by DBrow (NUMA!)
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To: steve-b

Sounds like the fix is in.


26 posted on 11/07/2008 6:45:06 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: anton
Minnesotans must be complete morons for this to be even close. Where was that idiot Jesse Ventura from again?

Excuse me, but only half of Minnesotans must be complete morons-- and they seem to be mostly concentrated in the population centers. Probably not much different than in your state.

27 posted on 11/07/2008 6:46:27 AM PST by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: steve-b
Funny how recounts ALWAYS seem to find votes for democrats - never for republicans...
28 posted on 11/07/2008 6:47:36 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: steve-b

There’s no way the comedian loses this election.


29 posted on 11/07/2008 6:47:47 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: steve-b

I bet he wins...

He will be the icing on the cake.

Cant wait to hear him to so eloquently represent his party in the famed halls of congress.


30 posted on 11/07/2008 6:49:59 AM PST by Safrguns
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To: mortal19440

In every case like this, the newly discovered votes always favor the Democrat, yet no one ever questions this obvious improbability. America seems content with voter fraud and rigged elections. We are doomed.


31 posted on 11/07/2008 6:50:41 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: steve-b
Pine County's Partridge Township had revised its vote total upward --
another 100 votes for Democratic candidate Al Franken


"...revised its vote count..."

from The Obama Vote Fraud Playbook...
Never say vote fraud. Say "revised its vote total upward".
And never forget no matter how buzzed you are...this term is
always applied for our guy, the Democratic candidate.


yes, that's a parody.
But parodies only work because there's a truth behind them.
32 posted on 11/07/2008 6:51:30 AM PST by VOA
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To: Egon

How’d the Iron Range vote on Franken/Coleman ?


33 posted on 11/07/2008 6:51:57 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: anton

Right...I agree.
This is really sad that this race is this close. Coleman should have won by a landslide.


34 posted on 11/07/2008 6:52:14 AM PST by gimme1ibertee (Revolution!!!!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

notice how democrats manage to “find votes” the most often.

now we have provisional ballot fights.


35 posted on 11/07/2008 6:52:56 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: cripplecreek

Hey that is great to hear! Glad that there are a few decent ones left who do the right thing, unfortunate that we don’t often see that on the national stage.


36 posted on 11/07/2008 6:54:07 AM PST by gore_sux_2000 (From here on out, everything bad to happen in the next 4 years...OBAMA'S FAULT!!!)
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To: steve-b

Time for the Supremes to act.


37 posted on 11/07/2008 6:54:28 AM PST by westmichman ( God said: "They cry 'peace! peace!' but there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14)
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To: steve-b

I bet nobody finds “extra votes” for Coleman.


38 posted on 11/07/2008 6:55:02 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: anton
Minnesotans must be complete morons for this to be even close.

Most folks in the rural areas are fairly sane and decent.

Get in the Twin Cities and you get plenty of liberal nuttiness.
My brother left his native Oklahoma thinking he was a Democrat.
After two years at grad school at U. Minn (the ag-school section
in St. Paul)...he realized he was a fairly conservative Republican.
Because he'd see what REAL Democrats are like.
39 posted on 11/07/2008 6:55:06 AM PST by VOA
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To: steve-b

That’s not the only deficit that Franken has. He is mentally unbalanced which will make him a perfect fit in the organization of liberal pansies that we’ve elected to ruin our nation.


40 posted on 11/07/2008 6:55:24 AM PST by IbJensen (Obombazombies have given America to the Communists!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
How’d the Iron Range vote on Franken/Coleman ?

Unknown-- but I can guess. LOT of union influence up there.

42 posted on 11/07/2008 6:56:06 AM PST by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: steve-b

It boggles the mind that a bottom-feeding, classless turd like Franken could come this close to winning a senate seat.

What the hell is wrong with you people in MN?


43 posted on 11/07/2008 6:57:37 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Obama, you are NOT my President!)
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To: steve-b
I want this "man" in charge of my health care?

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44 posted on 11/07/2008 6:59:46 AM PST by synbad600
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To: steve-b

Wow, looks like 50% of Minnesotans are just as dumb as the 52% that voted for Buttcrack Hussein.


45 posted on 11/07/2008 6:59:47 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Never argue with idiots. They'll pull you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

The will continue to recount until Franken is ahead and then declare the counting to be over. It was Gore’s plan and only the Supreme Court could stop it.


46 posted on 11/07/2008 7:00:15 AM PST by ajwharton (FL GOP Pollwatcher, ACORN-buster)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I didn’t think this election could disgust me more. I was wrong.


47 posted on 11/07/2008 7:00:49 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: anton
Where was that idiot Jesse Ventura from again?

Moonesota?

48 posted on 11/07/2008 7:00:49 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: gore_sux_2000

I guess he was smart enough and doggonit people like him but I guess he wasn’t good enough.


49 posted on 11/07/2008 7:01:21 AM PST by Married with Children
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To: reagan_fanatic
What the hell is wrong with you people in MN?

Dude (or Dudette)! You're from Illinois!

People in glass houses and all of that. Just because our loons tend to be loonier, and yours tend to be more crooked doesn't mean we should start calling names. ;-)

50 posted on 11/07/2008 7:02:58 AM PST by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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