Counties identify 1,350 ballots to be tallied

  • Article by: KATIE HUMPHREY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 27, 2008 - 10:55 PM

The absentee ballots in the U.S. Senate race were rejected, but the counties say that was a mistake. The Coleman and Franken camps spar over what to do next.

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memorylaneDec. 27, 0811:19 PM

Franken has no chance. Minnesoteans want the Norm. And, we will have him for another 6, 12, 18, 24 years or longer. No one else can perform his duties as Senator. Yes, Norm is irreplaceable. Rest easy, soon we will have our ultimate victory over Franken. Norm is Minnesota. And, we are Norm.

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allsburgDec. 27, 0811:24 PM

I'm sorry - I thought that it was the Strib that has been making this claim, since at least Tuesday. I also understand that the claim is true. But by all means, Strib, feel free to imply that somehow Franken is trying to pull a fast one, and may be misrepresenting the tally. You've certainly done a fine job of shading the facts to Coleman's benefit up until now.

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jmeltzer09Dec. 27, 0811:31 PM

If Norm Coleman wins again, we'll have another term of his unconnected politics, "memorylane!" He is far from being Minnesota (and by the way, you sound eerily fascist. Nobody "is Minnesota"). He's from Brooklyn and came here just to be a career politician once he got his law degree. Have you heard him speak? It sounds like he just got off the subway in New York! I'm not saying that people from out of state are bad, but I am saying that I don't think Norm Coleman often acts in the best interest of his constituents. He only votes how he votes in the senate in order to more easily be elected. Plus, if Minnesotans actually think that "Norm is Minnesota," why did only 42% actually vote for him?

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w1n5t0nDec. 27, 0811:39 PM

Every time you turn around, the Coleman campaign is fighting to NOT have votes counted. It looks soooooo bad, even just as a PR move, to be in the media every day for the last three or four weeks fighting to NOT count votes. And at every turn, at least up to now, the Coleman camp has been rejected by whatever legally appointed body is adjudicating the matter. Common sense -- and democracy! -- demands that you count all the votes. I just don't understand why the Colemanites persist in their fight NOT to count the ballots. They must have concluded for certain that if all the ballots are counted, they will lose. But still, it looks soooooooooo bad.......

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micuhrDec. 27, 0811:48 PM

good bye. farewell.

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libsridiotsDec. 28, 0812:07 AM

Your could substitute Obama for Norm and Illinois for Mn and spew the same theory. Besides, Norm has lived here much longer than Franken. Talk about a carpet bagger. This guy leaves Mn. and when it is politically expedient he moves home, what a joke he and you both are.

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protectchildDec. 28, 0812:34 AM

At a current plus 46 votes, an addition of 1,350 split @ 42% by Franken & 42% by Coleman & 16% by Barkley = FRANKEN. Down goes Coleman. Hello the junior Senator from Minnesota, Al Franken

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patpopcornDec. 28, 08 1:09 AM

Ramsey county refused to comply. How many did they have?

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helterDec. 28, 08 1:10 AM

With Franken currently ahead, wouldn't he have an incentive to want as few "new" votes counted as possible? But, here he is asking for them all to be counted. I don't see the angle.

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apmechDec. 28, 08 1:24 AM

I've read comments to this subject claiming Franken will be 'stealing an election he couldn't win on election day'. Not being a resident of your fair state it seems unlikely to me that anybody would want the results of the election to be posted without all votes being tallied, regardless of the outcome. Should Franken prevail he will not have 'stolen' the election any more than will have Coleman , should he be declared, although that is looking unlikely. to be a constituent of a Senator who holds the office by deceit, or chicanery would be an insult to me and an affront to the USofA Constitution. Anything less than a complete count should be unthinkable to each and every single one of you.

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