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just maybe not have a senator from MN? That would rule. Two New Yorkers posing as MN residents,Hillary Clinton not available?
your seething cynicism may sell papers, but you are definitly not part of any "minnesota way" I have grown up to love in the outstate portions of MN. Your rhetoric is even worse than Franken's...at least most of his is done in jest in his career. Yours does not have the label of satire...which makes yours even more dangerous. Your immaturity in writing your piece goes right along with the "minnesota way" you know.
Nick - thanks for adding some humor to the mix. I cannot stand Franken and Coleman is not much better. Why not just get each Minnesota voter (legal voters, that is) a lottery ticket, and draw the winner. Odds are 49% to 48% that the winner will make a better candidate, with 3% undecided. Of course, we would probably find out that by accident we had multiple winners and have to conduct yet another recount.... oh well.
Who ever wins, wins with 42% of the vote. Hardly a ringing endorsement.
Nick Coleman would have also done something completely different if Norm was ahead. He would be crying foul and would not for a second tell Al Franken to step down. This column was about as funny as an Al Franken joke. The recount process was not fair and the next court step won't be fair either. Considering that a person from the canvassing board will appoint the three judges that will oversee the court case, I can't see how this would be done in any fashion that is truly fair.
get paid for "columns" like this?
You went out of your way to paint Al Franken in a bad light, but you let Norm "Dirty Money" Coleman get by with no slam whatsoever. How quaint. Is it in vogue to defecate on the winner because he won? Or are you just another self-loathing progressive wannabe who's never happy?
Too bad the judges you're referring to were appointed to the supreme court by Tim Pawlenty.
The first count (on Election Day) was too close to call. The re-count, when they had all the time they needed, reiterated the close results, but the outcome was different. If the Supreme Court rules ANOTHER recount is necessary, at what point do we just stop and give up? Which count or recount is the official one? Which one is "more correct" than the last one? I think you have one recount and be done with it, or recount until you get multiple recounts all with the same, exact outcome. And that could drag on into the summer, or longer.
We've had a highly thorough recount with eyes from BOTH campaigns looking at all votes and we now have a final and certified result. Let's move on. As Norm said, we need to heal and get going with the problems facing Minnesota. It's not doing us any good to drag this out any longer. Congress goes in session in less than 12 hours and we need to be fully represented as a state.
Look, I am all for making this a fair election but can someone explain to me how we could possibly have more votes than actual voters and that this somehow gets certified?
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