Skip to comments.Coleman won't pursue 2008 voting probe
Posted on 07/15/2010 5:39:39 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says investigations into felons voting illegally in the 2008 election won't cause him to try to change the outcome.
Coleman lost his Senate seat to Democrat Al Franken after a recount and court contest that lasted eight months.
On Wednesday, the Republican said there will always be "a cloud of doubt" and the allegations add to that, but he hasn't sought legal advice on his options and doesn't intend to.
Prosecutors in Minnesota's biggest counties are investigating a conservative watchdog group's allegations that ineligible felons voted or registered to vote illegally in 2008.
Earlier Wednesday, GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty said on Fox News that if the allegations are true, "they may have flipped the election."
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He doesn’t sound like a real fighter. I hope they don’t send him back to Congress. You need people with real pairs to be able to fight the devils that are ruining this country.
Forget the election itself; there’s something vitally important about ensuring that the laws are enforced. It distresses me to see the frequency with which major violations, particularly involving political figures on the left, are being ignored by both parties—the Democrats because they’re covering for the criminals; the spineless Republicans because they don’t want to be perceived as politically motivated. No free republic can long survive such indifference.
It took him TWO YEARS to figure this out? Stupid Party is an accurate name.
Is this “taking the high road” or is it just plain cowardice? Either way, this kind of reaction is going to be the death of not only the Republican Party, but the country. Now that these jerks know they can get away with it, they’re even more emboldened than before.
In Coleman’s defense I thought he did a good job fighting to expose the “Oil for Food” corruption in the immediate post Saddam years.
The GOP is a waste of effort. A sinkhole for conservatives’ money, hope and effort, a sinecure for passive aggressive liberals.
nothing he can do now anyway...they should(GOP national) have fought it harder when they could.
letter from Weird Al—
February 26, 2010Dear Mr. Wobbly,
Thank you for contacting me about the Clean Air Act and Senator Murkowski’s EPA amendment. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me on this important issue for Minnesota and the nation.
The overwhelming majority of scientists agree that climate change is real and that steps must be taken to address the threat to public health, our economy, and our national security posed by greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, Senator Murkowski’s proposed amendment would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (”EPA”) from using the Clean Air Act to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from smoke stacks. Senator Murkowski’s amendment has not yet come up for a vote in the Senate, but if it does, I will oppose it.
Two years ago in Massachusetts v. EPA, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Air Act expressly authorizes the EPA to regulate carbon dioxide emissions if they pose an endangerment to human health. On December 7, 2009, EPA found that greenhouse gases endanger both human health and welfare. I am opposed to any attempt to prohibit the EPA from moving forward in fulfilling its legal obligations under the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide emissions.
Those 3000 “third party” voters in MN are just as responsible for this country’s ills as these felon voters in MN. They’re all responsible.
Very well said. Pray for the Republic.
GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty said on Fox News that if the allegations are true, “they may have flipped the election.”
Ok here's your chance to show us if you have a spine or not Governor.
This noblisse obligehas attitude among Republicans does not serve their cause, trivializes elections, and subverts the rule of law.
It's a stretch to see a connection with the dismissal of the lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party? Is it a stretch to connect to the indifference to the possible constitutional intelligibility of the current president to serve in the office?
Elections are either important or they are not. The rule of law is precious or it is not. The Constitution is supreme or it is not.
“Electing” that a$$-clown Franken made the passage of DeathCare possible!!!!
Sue to declare Franken’s election invalid and sue to have the courts declare obamacare invalid!!!!
In the days of the decadent Roman Empire, an emperor made his horse a Senator. In the days of decadent obama-ruled America, the horse’s-a$$ Franken is “elected” Senator!!!
FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!!!!
I hope this story hits hard and goes on and on. Franken deserves all the heat it generates.
Coleman was always nothing more that a gutless, spineless little RINO. GOOD RIDDANCE, BASTARD!
Is he afraid it will wrinkle his pretty dress?
wimpy girlie-men we have in the GOP
I can understand Coleman’s side of the issue but, at the end of the day, if he won’t fight to obtain justice for himself, his state and his supporters, do we REALLY need him back in the Senate??
The GOP has enough squishy, linguini spines as it is, we don’t need more.
Another RINO balless wonder.
actually the best thing for Minnesota in the long run is to force them to live with their choice of Al Franken for another four years. In the end that will be a lesson they should not soon forget.
I agree with you Mr. R -
Find who these illegal voters were and charge them. But the behavior HAS to be addressed.
We, the people, will lose the ongoing battle for the morality of America if we don’t fight.
Then Coleman’s part of the problem, every bit as much as the corrupt DemocRats.
Coleman fought the fight until pay to play came his way. I don’t think he has the stomach to open that can of worms.
a I said on another thread voter fraud or intimation should be severely punished
30 years to life,hard labor ,no parole or the death penalty in extreme cases
You have to understand, Coleman’s a former democrat. He only left the party because he and his wife are pro-life and he had no political future with them.
At age 60, my guess is he’s simply tired of party politics.
I'm far from Minnesota, but some thought Coleman didn't put up much of a fight the first time. He doesn't seem to get it that the issue is far, far bigger than just him.
Gutless. Just as well he’s out...he isn’t packing the gear for this fight.
It took him TWO YEARS to figure this out? Stupid Party is an accurate name.
GOP is a bunch of old coots who obviously aren’t willing to fight for anything anymore, well except THEIR pensions.
I agree 100% and I wish he would take governor ball-less with him.
He will be entrenched and reelected.
The fraud was perpetrated against the entire country not just coleman. If the GOP had any spine, guts, and gonads, they would go after this fraud in order to stop it everywhere else in the country.
There’s a severe shortage of gonads in the leadership of the GOP. That’s why the country is one flush from the sewer.
This is EXACTLY the reason why the democrat party will continue to lie, cheat and steal elections as well as trash our Constitution...the spineless GOP will not fight back. They want to maintain that “nice guys” image.
While i understand all the arguments why nothing will happen lets just play devils advocate for a moment.
Bad votes investigated. Bad votes turn out to be overwhelmingly in favor of the idiot. Minn elections board publishes new final tally with the loser,Coleman, having more votes. Then what happens?
I could not have said it better!
“Theres a severe shortage of gonads in the leadership of the GOP. Thats why the country is one flush from the sewer”
They are bunch of gutless nonentities.
The last best hope for America is the Tea Party Movement.
The Tea Party people MUST take over the GOP and drive people like Snowe, Collins, Grassley, McCain, and Hatch OUT.
He didn’t put up much of a campaign, either.
This is what happens when lawyers run the GOP.
More than 3 Million Registered Voters are Dead, 12 Million More Ineligible, Analysis Finds
They never seem to be able to report that, even though the fact that someone voted is a public record.
This of course is by design. If states wanted to, they could make voting as secure as the lottery.Instead, they take every opportunity to create ways to ensure its not.
A bottle of beer, a pack of smokes, a plane trip to Chicago, or a can of spray paint- You need a state photo I.D. to buy any of these, yet the state of MN doesnt even have this simple requirement in order to vote.
There are only two sides here: Those who want to stop fraud and those who will be irreparably harmed if the fraud is not allowed to continue.
McLame was mumbling on Greta’s show last night. He senile and needs to retire. Freepers in Arizona need to work on getting this has been defeated.
John McCain is the High Priest of RINOism.
Unfortunately, the VERY SAME PEOPLE IN ARIZONA who SUPPORT the anti-illegal alien law Arizona enacted, appear to be on the point of re-nominating this ass in a RINO carcass.
Pathetic isn’t it?
Maybe we can get Obama to campaign for him. Based on past experience, that MIGHT make him loose.
This can in part be placed at the feet of Sarah Palin, who in a misplaced sense of loyalty, campaigned for this rat.
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