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Coleman won't pursue 2008 voting probe
pioneer press ^ | 7-15-10 | ap

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."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: coleman; franken; fraud; mn
wow. thanks for all you enlightenment T-Paw.
1 posted on 07/15/2010 5:39:41 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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.


2 posted on 07/15/2010 5:42:19 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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.


3 posted on 07/15/2010 5:43:10 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

It took him TWO YEARS to figure this out? Stupid Party is an accurate name.


4 posted on 07/15/2010 5:43:25 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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.


5 posted on 07/15/2010 5:45:35 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: LibFreeUSA

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.


6 posted on 07/15/2010 5:46:01 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Islander7

The GOP is a waste of effort. A sinkhole for conservatives’ money, hope and effort, a sinecure for passive aggressive liberals.


7 posted on 07/15/2010 5:46:44 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (How many Michael Steele gaffes does it take to make a pattern?)
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To: Islander7

nothing he can do now anyway...they should(GOP national) have fought it harder when they could.


8 posted on 07/15/2010 5:47:20 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: LibFreeUSA

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.


9 posted on 07/15/2010 5:48:25 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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.


10 posted on 07/15/2010 5:49:57 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Very well said. Pray for the Republic.


11 posted on 07/15/2010 5:50:07 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Seems like I remember Coleman fighting pretty hard but was screwed by the courts in the end.

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.

12 posted on 07/15/2010 5:54:33 AM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey thingy workin for ya?)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Well said.


13 posted on 07/15/2010 5:56:15 AM PDT by trustandobey (GOD BLESS AMERICA AGAIN!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Well said sir.

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.


14 posted on 07/15/2010 5:59:10 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“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!!!!


15 posted on 07/15/2010 5:59:14 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I hope this story hits hard and goes on and on. Franken deserves all the heat it generates.


16 posted on 07/15/2010 6:00:18 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Coleman was always nothing more that a gutless, spineless little RINO. GOOD RIDDANCE, BASTARD!


17 posted on 07/15/2010 6:03:20 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: WOBBLY BOB

What??

Is he afraid it will wrinkle his pretty dress?

wimpy girlie-men we have in the GOP


18 posted on 07/15/2010 6:04:44 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread- I swear I try!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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.


19 posted on 07/15/2010 6:06:17 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Another RINO balless wonder.


20 posted on 07/15/2010 6:06:33 AM PDT by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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.


21 posted on 07/15/2010 6:08:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I agree with you Mr. R -

Find who these illegal voters were and charge them. But the behavior HAS to be addressed.


22 posted on 07/15/2010 6:09:39 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

We, the people, will lose the ongoing battle for the morality of America if we don’t fight.


23 posted on 07/15/2010 6:10:47 AM PDT by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
That's what we need, somebody who will just roll over and let the Commies have their way.
24 posted on 07/15/2010 6:11:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Then Coleman’s part of the problem, every bit as much as the corrupt DemocRats.


25 posted on 07/15/2010 6:14:01 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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.


26 posted on 07/15/2010 6:14:51 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Principled
Find who these illegal voters were and charge them. But the behavior HAS to be addressed.

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

27 posted on 07/15/2010 6:19:45 AM PDT by Charlespg
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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.


28 posted on 07/15/2010 6:21:32 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: 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

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.

29 posted on 07/15/2010 6:24:36 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Gutless. Just as well he’s out...he isn’t packing the gear for this fight.


30 posted on 07/15/2010 6:38:06 AM PDT by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: Islander7

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.


31 posted on 07/15/2010 6:38:06 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Don't blame me, I voted for the hot chick and the old guy!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I agree 100% and I wish he would take governor ball-less with him.

LLS


32 posted on 07/15/2010 6:46:42 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

He will be entrenched and reelected.

LLS


33 posted on 07/15/2010 6:48:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB; 70th Division; Clintonfatigued; onyx; ZULU; Howie66; unkus; flat; freekitty; ...

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.


34 posted on 07/15/2010 6:53:28 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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.

FUBO


35 posted on 07/15/2010 7:05:15 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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?


36 posted on 07/15/2010 7:13:12 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I could not have said it better!


37 posted on 07/15/2010 7:31:51 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“There’s a severe shortage of gonads in the leadership of the GOP. That’s why the country is one flush from the sewer”

Truue.

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.


38 posted on 07/15/2010 7:34:43 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: Will88

He didn’t put up much of a campaign, either.

This is what happens when lawyers run the GOP.


39 posted on 07/15/2010 7:44:54 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: ExTexasRedhead

More than 3 Million Registered Voters are Dead, 12 Million More Ineligible, Analysis Finds
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/56423
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 it’s 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 doesn’t 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.


40 posted on 07/15/2010 9:00:13 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: ZULU

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.


41 posted on 07/15/2010 9:39:56 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

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.


42 posted on 07/15/2010 9:59:51 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Well Put!


43 posted on 07/15/2010 4:42:30 PM PDT by Valin
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