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Franken extends lead over Coleman
Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | April 7, 2009 | Kevin Duchschere

Posted on 04/07/2009 10:53:48 AM PDT by Zakeet

The Democrat made a net gain today in a count of formerly rejected absentee ballots that pushed his advantage to more than 300 votes in the U.S. Senate race.

Democrat Al Franken today extended his lead over Republican Norm Coleman in the U.S. Senate election, following the counting of about 350 formerly rejected absentee ballots this morning by a three-judge panel.

Unofficially, Franken took 198 of the ballots, while Coleman added 111. The ballots added about 87 to Franken’s recount lead, enlarging his margin over Coleman to more than 312.

The result makes it even more likely that, barring an unforeseen circumstance, Franken will prevail in the election lawsuit that Coleman filed in January to contest the Democrat's 225-vote recount lead. The court has not said when it will issue a final decision in the case.

Coleman will appeal the case to the Minnesota Supreme Court, his lawyer Ben Ginsberg said after court adjourned today. One of the grounds for the appeal will be unequal treatment of the ballots, he said.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: coleman; crooks; franken; minnesota; mn2008; noshame; recount; senate; shameless
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One step closer to stealing an election.

1 posted on 04/07/2009 10:53:48 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Oh, it’s been stolen for a while now. Just making it look good...


2 posted on 04/07/2009 10:55:29 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Zakeet

The frigging RAT is ahead. Stop counting already.


3 posted on 04/07/2009 10:56:18 AM PDT by upchuck (I'm glad I'm old. Thus I can remember when America was a decent, moral, God fearing country.)
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To: Zakeet

Is stupid thing still going on


4 posted on 04/07/2009 10:56:25 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Zakeet

And watch the Democrats scream if the Republican pulls out that New York House race.


5 posted on 04/07/2009 10:57:50 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: al baby
The judge disallowed the absentee military votes. Coleman's only hope is a complete re-vote.
6 posted on 04/07/2009 10:57:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Zakeet
Franken extends lead over Coleman

Franken will soon be on his way to take his place among his fellow clown-school graduates. Now if only somebody would shove them all into a little clown car and drive it far, far away...

7 posted on 04/07/2009 11:00:29 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Piss on the men and women in Uniform. Where is the aclu those people need to have their votes counted good gravy we are in the toilet


8 posted on 04/07/2009 11:00:31 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

We’re working hard to get a re-vote. Cross your fingers and offer a prayer, friends.

But I’m almost at the point of saying just give it up, Norm!


9 posted on 04/07/2009 11:00:57 AM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: Zakeet
Here's what's happening from Norm Coleman:

Republican districts followed the law and invalidated absentee ballots that weren't properly cast.

So did Democrat districts.

Franken sued to have absentee ballots recounted and revaluated in Democrat districts.

The challenges don't take account of what has happened at other stages of the election.

Bottom line is that all absentee ballots cast in total are not using the same measurement for validity. They're not being evaluated equally across the board. Some districts allow absentee ballots with problems while others disallow absentee ballots with the same problems.

It's going to end up in the Supreme Court.

10 posted on 04/07/2009 11:01:30 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Seems to me that if you can’t resolve an election that happened five months ago, then there is something fundamentally wrong with the system.


11 posted on 04/07/2009 11:01:35 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Zakeet

Ha!....This same bullshit happened in Washington States governors race! Just keep recounting until ACORN can find enough fraudulent ballots for the Libtard candidate to win!
The F.B.I. should be investigating this garbage!


12 posted on 04/07/2009 11:06:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: DouglasKC

As long as Franken is kept out, we win.


13 posted on 04/07/2009 11:06:56 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“The judge disallowed the absentee military votes.”....

What the hell?....Why?


14 posted on 04/07/2009 11:07:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Minnesota’s Shame: The wholesale disenfranchisement of absentee military voters.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/016/378ltyrg.asp


15 posted on 04/07/2009 11:07:46 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Zakeet
Was there any doubt this insane maniac would win? The RAT machine is running America and will for many years.
16 posted on 04/07/2009 11:09:32 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Zakeet

With all the clowns we have in government, Franken will fit in perfectly anyway. And for 6 years!


17 posted on 04/07/2009 11:10:49 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“only 15.7 percent of its military voters were able to cast a vote that counted in the presidential election. Specifically, of the nearly 22,000 overseas military members and dependents eligible to vote in Minnesota, only
3,362 were able to cast a vote that counted.....”

This is a total disgrace! Every damn time the Libtards somehow get the military vote rejected or reduced! I’m sick of them!


18 posted on 04/07/2009 11:12:17 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: DouglasKC
It's going to end up in the Supreme Court.

And the that's where Franken will lose.

19 posted on 04/07/2009 11:12:50 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Zakeet

It would seem that once these elections go to recounts the Dems have the advantage because they have no qualms about cheating. If Minnasotans want a diaper wearing goober to represent them, so be it. They will look like fools.


20 posted on 04/07/2009 11:13:19 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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