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  • Secretary of State Ritchie won't run again (MN)(WOO HOO!)

    06/04/2013 11:39:14 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies ^ | 6/4/13 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who became a national figure during the Minnesota's heavily contested recounts, will call it quits after eight years managing the state's elections. Ritchie, a Democrat best known for overseeing the nearly interminable 2008 U.S. Senate recount, said he would make "way for the next generation of talented leadership in the Office of the Secretary of State" at the end of this term. The 61-year-old's announcement that he will not run for re-election will immediately set off a mad scramble for the Secretary of State's office among both Republicans and Democrats. Across the country, officials...
  • Minnesota Supreme Court rejects challenge to Voter ID; throws out Ritchie's rewritten titles

    08/27/2012 1:11:29 PM PDT · by rhema · 38 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 8/27/12 | Martiga Lohn and Patrick Condon
    <p>The Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday, Aug. 27, rejected a legal challenge to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo ID at the polls.</p> <p>The high court tossed out a lawsuit from left-leaning groups who argued that lawmakers had failed to give voters the full scope of the changes that would result from the amendment.</p>
  • Judge Frank throws out challenge to Election-Day registration (MN)

    08/17/2012 7:51:54 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-17-12 | pioneer press
    Federal judge Donovan Frank has thrown out a lawsuit that sought to force state officials to check the eligibility of voters who register on Election Day before their ballots are counted. The suit, brought by the Minnesota Voters Alliance and others, says there is no way to pull back an ineligible vote after the fact and that allowing ineligible votes could affect the result in close races. Attorneys for the state argued it has no obligation to verify eligibility before counting votes and that trying to do so would not be practical. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie issued a statement...
  • Minnesota: The Latest Shameful Attack on Voter ID

    07/16/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 24 replies
    The Foundry/Heritage Foundation ^ | July 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Hans von Spakovsky
    The latest attack on voter ID is occurring in Minnesota, where on Tuesday, the state Supreme Court will hear a case filed by the League of Women Voters (LWV). In League of Women Voters Minnesota v. Ritchie, the LWV is trying to convince the court to remove a referendum question from the November ballot. Its argument is that voters won’t be able to understand the ballot question. This referendum was passed by the Minnesota legislature in April and would amend the state constitution to require all voters voting in person to “present valid government-issued photographic identification before receiving a ballot.”...
  • Ritchie meddles to help own agenda on marriage, voter ID

    07/11/2012 4:24:00 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 7/11/12 | Joe Soucheray
    Minnesota's secretary of state, Mark Ritchie, a Democrat, acting in concert with the state's attorney general, Lori Swanson, a Democrat, intends to change the titles of the constitutional amendments regarding marriage and voter photo ID. Ritchie believes, apparently nudged by Swanson, that he has found state law under which the secretary of state shall provide an appropriate title for ballot questions. Legislative attorneys believe that Ritchie's perceived authority would only come into play when the lawmakers do not provide a title. Well, let's see. Did the Legislature offer titles? For the so-called marriage amendment, the language passed by the Legislature...
  • ACORN Whistleblower Says Obama DOJ 'Has Gone Wild'

    04/29/2012 10:30:54 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.28.12 | Kevin Mooney
    Unless voter integrity efforts take root this year, the notion of free and fair elections could become a relic of American history, Catherine Engelbrecht warned listeners during the "True the Vote National Summit in Houston, Texas yesterday. Engelbrecht, who is the president and founder of the organization, cited specific instances throughout the country where the number of voters listed on registration rolls exceeded the actual number of eligible voters. She also said it was far too easy for non-citizens to obtain voter registration forms.<snip>Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who was elected with support from Soros and ACORN, oversaw the...
  • Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is a Liar and a Communist Party ‘Friend’

    12/08/2010 6:14:55 AM PST · by cj in tx · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound, New Zeal blog, etc. ^ | December 8, 2010 | Trevor Loudon
    Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has been caught lying - on tape. When Questioned by Minnesota radio show host Chris Baker, on 100.3 KTLK Radio at 6.00 am, December 2, 2010, over evidence that Ritchie was a "non party friend" of the Communist Party USA, the Minnesota S.O.S. evaded the question and called the allegations as "political attack" and "horsepuckey". Here's part of the Communist Party USA document that names Mark Ritchie as a "non party friend". For the full four-page document go here For my five previous articles on Ritchie's communist, socialist and George Soros ties, go...
  • Seems Like Old Times: Clinton & Soros Together Again

    12/02/2010 2:08:03 PM PST · by jazminerose · 12 replies ^ | 12/2/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 Reunited and it feels so good! Looks like Bill and Hill have reconciled with their old pal, George Soros. Bill Clinton is set to be the special guest star at a fund raiser for gubernatorial candidate, Mark Dayton of Minnesota who is in a recount battle with Republican Tom Emmer. So near and dear is Dayton to Soros that he’s hosting the bash at his New York home. Soros and the Clintons were once, literally, thick as thieves. Soros reveled in having access to the Clinton White House and fancied himself part of the “Clinton team.” The...
  • Gulag Night: Trevor Loudon & Carol Greenberg on Mark Ritchie (MN SoS) & George Soros' SoS Project

    12/02/2010 5:47:53 PM PST · by unspun · 7 replies
    Gulag Bound, Gulag Media ^ | December 2, 2010 | Gulag Staff
    Thursday, 12/2 -- 10pm-Midnight, EST... 7-9pm PSTOptions for listening Click for this program’s Gulag Media page with live chatDial 310/807-5060 (when it netcast)Use the Gulag Media widget from this page at Gulag BoundClick on the widget’s “Share” button and embed it in a page on your own blog: Gulag NightTrevor Loudon reveals Mark Ritchie, Minnesota's Secretary of State as a documented Communist collaborator and effectively, an agent of George Soros. Ritchie is the man who led the overturning of the 2008 election results, replacing Norm Coleman with Al Franken, leftwing extremist comedian, as leading vote getter for U.S. Senator. (Nice...
  • Breaking! Mark Ritchie's Communist Party Connection to be Exposed

    11/28/2010 8:05:53 PM PST · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 29 Nov 2010 | Trevor Louden
    At 9am Tuesday November 30, 2010, New Zeal will post documentary evidence linking Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, to the Communist Party USA. Why is this important? A key part of Mark Ritchie's job is to oversee electoral recounts in Minnesota. In early 2009 Mark Ritchie judged that his Wellstone Action Advisory Committee and Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party colleague Al Franken had won a Minnesota U.S. Senate seat, even though Republican opponent Norm Coleman was ahead on election night. The recount was dogged with controversy, with allegations that felon's votes were illegally counted. Currently, Mark Ritchie is overseeing another election recount....
  • George Soros And The Margin Of Theft

    11/02/2010 5:38:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 2, 2010 | Staff
    Electoral Process: Tuesday's results overcame many instances of orchestrated vote fraud, but not all. Now the court cases begin, aided and abetted by the Secretary of State Project funded by a Hungarian billionaire. There are close races in every election, even in a political tsunami, just as there are increasing instances of vote fraud. There will be recounts and court cases, and that is where a state office — the secretary of state — comes into play. Nevadans who arrived early to vote for Sharron Angle saw Harry Reid's name checked on the voting machines maintained by members of the...
  • Video of Democrat Omitting, "Under God", While Leading the Pledge of Allegiance on the House Floor

    10/24/2010 5:47:01 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 45 replies
    Hawk Report ^ | 12/24/10 | Tom Hawks
    Thanks to pissed off MN CD 4 voter for finding this gem and sharing with us. What you will see is a sad display of disrespect by a United States Congresswoman from Minnesota, Democrat Betty McCollum. It is a video that Betty does not want her voters to see, but it's too late Betty, you have been exposed.  After watching this video you will see how obvious it is that she she intentionally omitted the words, "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.   At the time, her staffers claimed she took a breath, but with the video now out,...
  • Senator From Stir

    07/13/2010 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 2+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Elections: A new study says Minnesota's freshman senator squeaked out a recount victory with illegal votes cast by convicted felons. Is this why Democrats are trying so hard to have all felons vote? An 18-month study conducted by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, has found that at least 341 felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Minnesota Senate race. This was the campaign that culminated with a six-month recount that gave the victory to former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Al Franken over incumbent Republican Norm Coleman. The final recount vote in the race showed Franken...
  • //states' Secretaries of State are Tipping Balance of Power

    02/03/2010 6:15:33 AM PST · by GeezerConservative · 7 replies · 323+ views
    Fox ^ | 2/1/2010 | Ed Barnes
    States' Secretaries of State Are Tipping Balance of Power By Ed Barnes - In every major election since 2000 Secretaries of State have emerged as key, often decisive, and partisan figures in the outcomes of those ballot battles. print email share recommend (6) Katherine Harris, Florida's secretary of state in 2000, helped seal George W. Bush's presidential election. In 2000 it was Katherine Harris, the secretary of state of Florida, who made critical decisions that helped swing the state Republican. In 2004 it was Kenneth Blackwell, Ohio's Secretary of State, who earned democratic wrath for ensuring a close Republican...
  • The 41st Vote

    01/11/2010 5:07:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies · 2,099+ views ^ | January 11, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Scott Brown on the hustings: Will Ted Kennedy's government health care dream die at the hands of his successor? APPolitics: Democrats seated two senators under shady conditions and rewrote a state election law to keep their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Now they plan to deny Scott Brown entry if he wins Ted Kennedy's seat. The fate of health care reform may very well hinge on the Jan. 19 special election in Massachusetts to fill the seat of Kennedy, for whom passage has been touted as a sort of final tribute to this champion of the nanny state. As Democratic...
  • KSTP MN: Absentee Ballot Investigation - Mistakes & Changes Made

    10/30/2009 7:29:18 AM PDT · by Minnesocold · 11 replies · 1,633+ views
    True North ^ | 10/30/2009 | Lassie
    KSTP investigated absentee ballot inconsistencies and reported their findings last night, and you can watch the video here. Many cities put up roadblocks to their investigation request -- and Bloomington threatened felony charges against KSTP if they reported on their findings. The most damning part is Sec. of State Mark Ritchie's denial of problems and response when asked to look at ballot envelopes and comment. "Ritchie first told us he could not read our examples, then said he wouldn't look at photocopies of absentee ballot envelopes." A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation has found that mistakes made with absentee ballots in...
  • Figures. ACORN Was Behind Franken's Stolen Senate Seat

    09/28/2009 6:49:17 PM PDT · by Justaham · 33 replies · 1,432+ views
    Here's a shocker. ACORN may have helped Al Franken steal the US senate seat from Minnesota. The Minnesot Star-Tribune reported: But ACORN does have a special place in its heart for at least one prominent Minnesota politician. Last year, it showered praise on Al Franken, endorsing his run for the U.S. Senate. Franken returned the esteem: "I'm thrilled and honored to receive this endorsement," he gushed in a press release. He added that he was "more motivated than ever to work with ACORN."
  • ACORN's Gift to Minnesota Al Franken

    09/29/2009 6:18:07 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 17 replies · 773+ views
    Did ACORN Elect Al Franken? Remember Franken won his seat by a little more than 300 votes and ACORN might have helped Franken to get his "landslide" margin in one of two ways,in the actual counting of the votes, or the new voters registered by ACORN... Minneapolis Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was the guy in charge of counting the votes. Richie a former Community Organizer, was elected two years ago with help from former self-described Nazi Collaborator George Soros and ACORN. In 2006, the Minnesota ACORN Political Action Committee endorsed Ritchie and donated to his campaign. According to the...
  • Acorn's Seed Money

    01/27/2009 6:01:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,413+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 27, 2009
    Stimulus: The group that pushed banks into the risky loans that brought the economy down is now eligible for a huge chunk of stimulus cash. The stimulus plan does create jobs — for community activists.As in any agreement, contract or piece of legislation, the devil is in the details. So it is with the stimulus package percolating in Congress. Analysts are beginning to figure out that only a small percentage of the money will actually trickle down into the economy in the first two years, not enough to do much stimulating. Yet in this package is a $4 billion pot...
  • Al Franken — Democrat From Acorn (Acorn's Sec of State Program)

    07/06/2009 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 21 replies · 1,253+ views
    IBD ^ | 7/6/09 | Mikey_1962
    Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged? Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race after the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit. Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006 when Democrat Mark Ritchie defeated two-term incumbent Republican Mary Kiffmeyer to become Minnesota secretary of state. It was Ritchie who orchestrated the recount that gave Democratic challenger Franken a lead some...
  • Al Franken — Democrat From Acorn

    07/02/2009 5:26:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 2,296+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 2, 2009
    Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged?Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged? Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race after the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit. Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006...
  • National Republican Senatorial Committee spends almost $1M to help Norm Coleman

    06/24/2009 2:21:11 AM PDT · by flattorney · 4 replies · 800+ views
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | June 24, 2009 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee spent almost $1 million last month on Republican Norm Coleman's attempt to win last year's U.S. Senate race. Coleman is attempting to overturn Democrat Al Franken's slender lead. The former senator's appeal of a trial court's decision that Franken won is awaiting a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court. That ruling could be issued any day. Last month, the NRSC spent $937,917 to help Coleman in that effort. Minneapolis law firm Dorsey & Whitney, home to Coleman attorney Jim Langdon, received $350,171 of that and Washington, D.C., law firm Patton Boggs, Coleman legal spokesman Ben...
  • MINNESOTA VOTE FRAUD: 2,812 Dead Voters

    06/04/2009 7:59:46 AM PDT · by james.richardson · 190 replies · 13,578+ views
    Redstate ^ | 6/04/09 | James Richardson
    A review of Minnesota’s statewide database of registered voters revealed at least 2,812 deceased individuals voted in last November’s general election, according to a new report by the “traditional values” advocacy group Minnesota Majority. After obtaining the list of voters who participated in November’s election, the group hired an independent firm who specializes in “death suppression” for direct mailing lists to review the data. The process, which involved matching names and addresses to state death records, bore troubling results. According to Minnesota statute 201.13, the commissioner of health is to report monthly the name, address, date of birth, and county...
  • Absentees push Franken's Senate lead to 312 (Gov Pawlenty speaks out for Coleman)

    04/07/2009 11:22:18 AM PDT · by flattorney · 29 replies · 2,401+ views
    AP ^ | April 7, 2009 | Brian Bakst
    Democrat Al Franken's lead in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race has grown to 312 votes now that hundreds of absentee ballots have been added to the counting. A three-judge panel ruled that the rejected absentee ballots should be opened and counted after hearing weeks of testimony in a lawsuit brought by Republican Norm Coleman. Franken led by 225 votes going into Tuesday's count of those absentee ballots. The judges allowed 351 absentees into the count and Franken picked up more of them than Coleman did. Other issues are still pending in Coleman's lawsuit, and he has said he will appeal to...
  • Panel hears Franken request to dismiss Coleman's challenge (+H. Reid meets winner Franken, More)

    01/21/2009 2:54:22 PM PST · by flattorney · 12 replies · 874+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | January 21, 2009 - 4:28 PM | Kevin Buchschere
    The three-judge panel assigned to oversee the upcoming recount trial between Norm Coleman and Al Franken heard arguments this afternoon on Franken's motion to dismiss the case. After lawyers for Republican Coleman and DFLer Franken made their cases, the judges said they would take the case under advisement. They gave no sign of when a decision would come. The trial is scheduled to begin Monday. Franken attorney David Burman argued today that both state law and the Constitutions of Minnesota and the United States limit what state courts may do in reviewing the recount, and that remaining issues should be...
  • Video: The O'Reilly Factor: Hollywood-Soros-Franken, + Can Coleman Still Win?

    01/12/2009 11:34:05 AM PST · by flattorney · 11 replies · 2,161+ views
    The O'Reilly Factor ^ | January 9, 2009 | Staff/MDE
    FOX "The O'Reilly Factor"Video: "Minnesota Madness" Segment Aired Friday, January 9, 2008       Bill and two Republican guests(1) discuss Hollywood’s and George Soros massive donations to elected “Porn-o-Rama” Franken. This includes, a rare and calculated move(2), by George Soros who personally held a large post-election Franken fundraiser at his residence in New York City to support Al in the ballot recount/contest(3). I wrote about and published the list of Hollywood/high profile Franken donors three days before this news piece, not that this was new Soros Shadow Party news for anyone that has closely followed/been involved in this Coleman-Franken fiasco....
  • (GOP Former MN SOS, 99-07,) Mary Kiffmeyer slams (Coleman-Franken) U.S. Senate recount

    01/09/2009 4:23:56 PM PST · by flattorney · 12 replies · 1,701+ views
    Capitol Report ^ | January 09, 2009 | Kevin Featherly
    - - Former GOP MN secretary of state says absentee ballots should not have been included in recount Former Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer is now criticizing the handling of the U.S. Senate election recount in the race between Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman that ended with Franken on top. Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, now a freshman state representative from District 16B, did not speak publicly about the recount while it was ongoing, but is willing to talk about it now that the results are certified and the dispute has moved into the courts. Kiffmeyer, who from 1999 to...
  • Why Soros wants Norm Coleman out of the Senate (A Must Read)

    01/09/2009 2:27:47 PM PST · by flattorney · 44 replies · 3,807+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 09, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    George Soros is the biggest sugar daddy of the Democratic Party, and naturally wants to ensure that the Democrats have a monopoly of power in America. Recently, I wrote an article for American Thinker on the role that George Soros has played in helping the Democrat Al Franken in his race against the Republican incumbent Norm Coleman for a Senate seat in Minnesota. However, there may be one other reason that Soros was determined that Norm Coleman in particular lose his seat. This was personal. Norm Coleman was the chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and as...
  • Send in the Clown (Al “SorosBoy” Franken)

    01/09/2009 12:18:12 PM PST · by flattorney · 14 replies · 1,644+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 09, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    Send in the Clown It sounds like the plot of a 1990s straight-to-video Hollywood flick, but barring any dramatic developments – such as a successful court challenge by Republican opponent Norm Coleman – former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and comedian Al Franken will become the next U.S. Senator from Minnesota, likely on the strength of fraudulent votes. Franken’s fitness for office has been a matter of debate ever since he announced his candidacy in February 2007. Having made a career of “debunking” provocative statements made by famous conservatives in books like Rush Limbaugh Is a Big, Fat Idiot, The...
  • The Stealing the (MN U.S. Senate) Election Project (+ Latest Coleman News)

    01/08/2009 11:41:00 AM PST · by flattorney · 5 replies · 1,614+ views
    Frontpage Magazine/CNSNews ^ | January 08, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    The highly publicized vote recount in the Minnesota Senate race between Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman is shining a light on Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, the state’s chief election officer. Ritchie is chairman of the Minnesota Canvassing Board, which on Monday certified that Franken received 225 more votes than Coleman did. Ritchie gave partial credit for his 2006 election to a liberal 527 group, the Secretary of State Project, which says its goal is to “ensure fair, clean elections” by replacing conservative secretaries of state with liberal Democrats. “I want to thank the Secretary of State...
  • (MN) Canvassing board moves forward as potential legal roadblocks develop. (Full Update, 4 Articles)

    12/18/2008 1:51:33 AM PST · by flattorney · 7 replies · 1,087+ views
    Minneapolis-St.Paul NBC Channel 11 ^ | December 18, 2008-1:45 a.m. | Scott Goldberg
    The state canvassing board finished up its second day of sorting through challenged ballots Wednesday and said it hoped to be done with all challenges in the U.S. Senate race by the end of the week. But Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said the board would not certify a winner Friday, and there were new signs that court challenges lie ahead and could push Minnesota's process of selecting a Senator into 2009. (LEGAL ISSUE 1) One issue that could end up in court involves "duplicate" ballots -- ballots filled in on Election Day if there's something wrong with a voter's...
  • Videos: MN SOS Mark Ritchie's, in the tank for Franken, comments (+ GOP responses)

    12/15/2008 4:36:47 AM PST · by flattorney · 3 replies · 890+ views
    Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs/Others ^ | December 10, 2008 | Various/Staff
    12.10.08 VIDEO: Secretary of State Mark Ritchie discusses the Recount of the 2008 Senate Race in Minnesota between Norm Coleman and Al Franken. These remarks are part of a forum held on "The Minnesota Tradition of Fair Elections" hosted by the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. 12.12.08 VIDEO: Ritchie On Counting Improperly Rejected Absent Ballots # # # # # 11.20.08 VIDEO: Minnesota Majority (Standing Together for Traditional Values) blasts commie Soros puppet SOS Mark Ritchie. Announce they are filing a formal complaint with the U.S....
  • Who is MN Sec. of State Mark Ritchie? (Democrat, Soros Puppet, former? Communist)(5 Stars)

    12/13/2008 4:39:05 AM PST · by flattorney · 5 replies · 1,408+ views
    Minnesota Democrats Exposed ^ | November 12, 2008 | Michael B. Brodkorb
    WHO IS MARK RITCHIE? A COMPLETE BACKGROUND Photo from Team Franken’s Flickr page(1) of non-partisan Secretary of State Mark Ritchie speaking at a Minnesota Democrats event earlier this year. UPDATE: Liberal supporters of Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (Media Matters)(2) are trying to defend him from the accusation that his candidacy had been promoted by the Communist Party USA. As the blogger who broke the story about his candidacy being promotion by the Communist Party USA, please see the links below to my original posts. I wrote my first post about Mark Ritchie in September 2005, and I have since...
  • Last Phase May Be Approaching in Minnesota Recount

    12/13/2008 4:14:44 AM PST · by flattorney · 30 replies · 1,484+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 12, 2008 | Kirk Johnson
    ABSTRACT: The still-undecided Senate election in Minnesota appeared to be entering the home stretch on Friday, hinging on perhaps 1,500 absentee ballots that were rejected by local precinct officials and might be tallied by late next week. “Our aim is to complete the process by the end of the day on the 19th,” Mark Ritchie(1), the Minnesota secretary of state, said after the state’s Canvassing Board formally asked the 87 counties in Minnesota to recheck all rejected absentee ballots for errors. But the bitterly fought recount process had apparently returned to the status quo. Lawyers for Mr. Coleman, who led...
  • Republicans Fear Al Franken Stealing Votes (Proof Coleman is not "B-1" Bob Dornan)

    12/06/2008 1:08:55 AM PST · by Syncro · 47 replies · 2,868+ views ^ | Sunday, November 9, 2008 8:03 PM | Phil Brennan
    Republicans Fear Al Franken Stealing Votes Sunday, November 9, 2008 8:03 PM By: Phil Brennan With votes for comedian Al Franken mysteriously appearing out of thin air, steadily narrowing the gap between him and Sen. Norm Coleman, the stench of corruption becomes more and more pungent. *Snip* According to the Coleman forces, the ballots were not counted on Election Day and were not kept in sealed boxes. It says the request was made amid "increasing questions about unexplained and improbable shifts in vote counts." The most recent vote tally has Coleman leading Franken by only a couple hundred votes. A...
  • After Minn. board shelves bid to include rejected absentee ballots, Franken eyes other options

    11/27/2008 6:30:05 AM PST · by ricks_place · 33 replies · 2,705+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | November 27, 2008 | BRIAN BAKST
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's U.S. Senate showdown is veering down a path toward the courts and possibly the Senate itself after a panel's ruling on rejected absentee ballots dealt a blow to Democrat Al Franken's chances. For the first time, his campaign on Wednesday openly discussed mounting challenges after the hand recount involving Franken and Republican Sen. Norm Coleman concludes. That includes the possibility of drawing the Senate into the fracas. The state Canvassing Board denied Franken's request to factor absentee ballots rejected by poll workers into the recount. He sought to overturn the exclusions in cases where ballots...
  • Mischief in Minnesota? (Al Franken's Recount Isn't Funny)

    11/13/2008 8:31:16 PM PST · by Chairman of the Bard · 55 replies · 1,563+ views
    You'd think Democrats would be content with last week's electoral rout. But judging from the odd doings in Minnesota, some in their party wouldn't mind adding to their jackpot by stealing a Senate seat for left-wing joker Al Franken. AP Al Franken. When Minnesotans woke up last Wednesday, Republican Senator Norm Coleman led Mr. Franken by 725 votes. By that evening, he was ahead by only 477. As of yesterday, Mr. Coleman's margin stood at 206. This lopsided bleeding of Republican votes is passing strange considering that the official recount hasn't even begun. The vanishing Coleman vote came during a...
  • SOS in Minnesota

    11/07/2008 5:19:06 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies · 2,697+ views
    American Spectator ^ | November 7, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    As Democrats nationwide try to make the climb to a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the Senate by pursuing recounts, an outspoken ACORN ally presides over the tallying of votes in the still-unresolved Minnesota Senate race. The fact that Mark Ritchie, a Democrat and former community organizer, largely controls the electoral process in the Land of 10,000 Lakes may be important. That's because at press time incumbent Republican Norm Coleman led Democrat Al Franken by just 341 votes and the Democrats controlled 57 seats in the Senate, compared to the Republicans' 40. The Senate races in Alaska and Georgia also have...
  • Grassroots conservatives here's our next battle: save Norm Coleman

    11/09/2008 4:13:55 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 118 replies · 227+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | November 9, 2008 | Kevin &#8220;Coach&#8221; Collins
    Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman is now just over 220 votes ahead of Democrat Al Franken in the race for the final available senate seat in America. While it would be easy to say, “Well Coleman didn’t vote for this bill or that bill, let him go” this is defeatist, suicidal and sets back our fight to rebuild our conservative movement. Coleman has a lifetime 73% American Conservative Union rating, substantially larger than the voters of Minnesota, but not the American people deserve. Minnesota’s other senator, Amy Klobucher shows us what Franken would be like. Klobucher’s lifetime American Conservative Union rating...
  • Most Minn. Senate 'undervotes' are from Obama turf

    11/07/2008 8:05:18 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies · 2,824+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 7, 2008 | Brian Bakst
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An Associated Press analysis of votes in the tight, still-to-be decided race for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota shows that most ballots lacking a recorded choice in the election were cast in counties won by Democrat Barack Obama. The finding could have implications for Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken, who are headed for a recount separated by the thinnest of margins — a couple of hundred votes, or about 0.01 percent. About 25,000 ballots statewide carried votes for president but not for the Senate race. Although some voters might have intentionally...
  • The Democrats’ SoS Project and ACORN Own the Man in Charge of Minnesota Senate Recount

    11/07/2008 7:34:58 AM PST · by vadum · 15 replies · 1,830+ views
    Capiptal Research Center ^ | November 7, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” - Joseph Stalin * * * * *I have an article in the American Spectator today called "SOS in Minnesota." It's about the ties that Minnesota's Democratic Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, has to ACORN, and whether his background as a community organizer and as an ally of ACORN might affect his handling of the upcoming Senate race recount (Republican Norm Coleman versus Democrat Al Franken). A Democratic non-federal 527 fundraising group, the Secretary of State Project, that raises money to help elect Democrats...
  • The Soros Connection in the Minnesota Senate Race Vote Count

    11/17/2008 2:08:30 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 2,770+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 17, 2008 | Ed Lasky
    The Minnesota senate race is generating a level of heat rare in a Minnesota November. With a filibuster-proof Senate hanging in the balance, it is worthwhile looking to the fine hand of George Soros, operating through a network of fat cat leftwing money bags who have collectively funded a myriad of nonprofit political spawn. At least two entities funded by Soros and his plutocrat wannabe pals hav prepared the soil for the contentious and suspicious process of tabulating and recounting the vote totals of incumbent Senator Norm Coleman and challenger Al Franken. We have written several times the rising influence...
  • Media Ignore Fact that Minn. Recount Boss Mark Ritchie an ACORN Ally

    11/07/2008 11:32:14 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 25 replies · 1,330+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 7, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    In the Coleman-Franken Senate recount battle developing in Minnesota, almost all media accounts fail to mention that Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who largely controls the process, is not only a liberal Democrat, but also an ally of ACORN and liberal philanthropist George Soros. Even fewer media outlets report the fact that both Ritchie and fellow Democrat Al Franken were endorsed by ACORN. Ritchie, like so many liberals, is dismissive of electoral fraud allegations in general. He failed to investigate claims by a conservative group about voter roll irregularities. (See "SOS in Minnesota," American Spectator, Nov. 7, 2008) The...