Skip to comments.Franken's deficit: 236 votes
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....
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When I've looked at the red/blue voting maps, I've always thought the population centers sort of resembled pinPRICKS.
Well, yea, but our politicians have ALWAYS been morons ;)
He is deficient in a lot more ways than just vote tally. :)
“In 1948, Lydon B. Johnson did the same in Texas - finding lost ballots for the Senate race. He was then called Lying Johnson.”
Actually, regarding Lyndon Johnson’s “win,” I recall there being questions about dead people voting; and there was no recount because the ballots were burned in a warehouse fire. After that, he was called “Lucky Lyndon.”
Start looking for ballot boxes in Democrats’ car trunks...
For me, life is good. I drive an hour down to the Twin Cities, work in "San Francisco lite" and head home to relative normalcy at the end of the day.
They will find a bag of uncounted ballots.
I’m sure Franken can find a couple a hundred more votes. Did anyone look under the table in Duluth?
Wait till the democrats get ahold of the 2010 census. Blue state electoral votes will increase exponentially, and gone will be the media push to end the electoral college.
...hey, maybe they'll find more of the MacDougalds' Guaranty/Whitewater papers there, too!
They need to document every adjustment and then use statistical analysis to determine if these are truly “random” human errors.
be sure that Al Franken is already spreading fuel in the room if the recount is in his favour. :-)
ishas slight appearance problem.:-)
It’s always so amazing when Dems run a “recount” that no new votes are ever found for the Republican.
They're idiotic, uninformed, incompetent, celebrity-worshiping bumpkins.
I should know... I'm surrounded by the same kind of worthless simpletons in my home state of PA.
Screw 'em. I'm moving to Texas.
The man is a comedian for gods sake, with the next 4 years of Obama we are gonna need all the laughs we can get.
We are already in the hole, let them go all the way and embarrass themselves further. What’s the difference now.
Can he possibly do worse than Nancy Pelosi?????
I THINK NOT!
According to LBJ's biography by his brother, the ncikname was "Landslide Lyndon".
The Lyndon Johnson 1948 “win” story is found at
From that source, we have ...
“She may never get her wish; according to one longtime observer of Alice politics, the search for Box 13 is certain to be fruitless. The ballots were burned that night in the Ranch Motel, and the tally sheet was taken across the border by some of George Parrs men, the source claims. Box 13 was probably burned along with everything else. And how did the source come by this bit of information? You can hear it from the horses mouth.
Who was Minnesota's last governor?
Hate to say this, but wouldn’t it be fun as Franken in the Senate...he’d make the ass clowns look worse than they already do. It would help Americans sober up after a very bad hanger.
Another hundred votes for Franken??? *Whew!* Keep looking, guys!!! /s
I’ll venture a rare opinion here.
It’s all legitimate. 24 vs 124 would be at the precinct level. That is not recounting votes. That is redoing math. Someone made an error. Some other errors were made during yesterday and fixed and they benefited Coleman.
The recount will be of paper ballots. The machines are excellent and made no errors. The hand count will vary from the machines by about 5 votes statewide.
Coleman will win by approximately the present margin.
You’re whistling Dixie if you think Coleman will hold this seat!! The RATS will prevail, even if they go to the cemeteries and get the extra votes they need. Hate to say it but American Democracy is dead. The USSS (United States of Socialists States) is alive and well. Kruschev said he “will bury us” and we laughed....thank you RATS!!
You never know about da Range. Sometimes those folks can surprise you.
The RATS will dig up the necessary votes.
I don’t understand how anyone could vote for Franken. But then, we just saw the results of mass hysteria in the Presidential election, so I shouldn’t be surprised.
It is being guided by auto-pilot at this point. There is no way to counter this kind of “trickle down” vote counting.
no. it was Landslide Lyndon.
It is pretty bad when you have to steal an election in your own state to become a US Senator. And then to top that off !.. kill a President in your own state in order to become President.
I knew the fix was in when the secretary of state spoke about determining the “intent of the voter”. Florida redux.
Yet, if a Republican so much as forgets to submit a receipt for a Happt Meal at McDonalds, choruses and headlines of "CHEATER" will be seen and heard from the MSM and DemocRATS.
Aaaw, geeeez...Not that s**t again.
Oh, hell, the solution is simple. Call McCain and he’ll suggest Franken and Colemen server as “co-senators”.
It’s very curious how they only find Dem votes.
Freep the vote thieves. The Dems may steal enough of these Senate races to get to 58 or even 59 Senate seats!
How 'bout that "coincidence"??
And remember how the Dems stole a Washington State Senate seat a couple/few years ago in virtually the same scenario?
A ballot box that was left in someone’s car trunk election night containing 300 or so “votes” from a “minority” neighborhood will be “found” if past history in places like Washington state are any indication. Then they’ll stop counting.
I don’t believe this for a minute.
That’s the way I see LBJ, it became clear to me in the same way as it did to you. He wanted the office of president and the only was he was ever going to get it was to get JFK out of the way. I have read almost everything about LBJ and that is the way I see him, there will be others along soon to say you and I are idiots.
Lyndon Johnson did, “win,” the 1948 senate race the same way Franken is doing it now! Is there no way to check and see if the,”exhausted,” worker really did make that incredible clerical error, or if it is simply a lie. This is the way elections are stolen, and it must be stopped.
We now see that we have an entire nation of morons.
It’s amazing how these “mistakes” always seem to favor the scumbag Democrats.
They elected Jesse in the ‘90’s and the may elect Franken. Minnesota is such a joke and deserves to be laughed at.
Ya know, Prince should run for Govenor up there and those silly scandinavians would vote for him in a landslide.
The only thing I can conclude is the long term exposure to Lutefisk causes brain damage.
Your fellow idiot
“Is there no decent, patriotic statesman of a Democrat on the planet.” ~ gore_sux_2000
No. Pogo was right.
“This was such an enormous Democratic year that even John Murtha won his congressional seat in Pennsylvania after calling his constituents racists.
It turns out they’re not racists — they’re retards. ..
Apparently Florida voters didn’t mind Obama’s palling around with Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, either.
There must be a whole bunch of retired Pennsylvania Jews down there. ..
The Reign of Lame Falls Mainly on McCain
by Ann Coulter 11/05/2008 ET
USSA = UNION of SOCIALIST STATES of AMERICA
USSA = UNION of SOCIALIST STATES of AMERICA
Sorry for the double post...
Never met anyone from MN that wasn’t a little squirrely.