Senate recount: Order expected today on trial date

  • Article by: MIKE KASZUBA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 16, 2009 - 12:52 PM

When will Norm Coleman's legal challenge to the recount start? How long will it last? What should be examined? A three-judge panel is expected to issue an order today that will answer some of the questions.

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mn_cameraJan. 15, 09 2:55 PM

He's trying to hold the seat open as long as possible in order to deny the Dems one more Senator - he knows he's lost. And anyone who thinks it's not done with the full cooperation and assistance of the RNC is dreaming.

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lenzy1000Jan. 15, 09 2:56 PM

Quit stalling with your fishing expedition. You have no real proof. Start the case on time so Elias can get this tossed for lack of evidence.

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SnowdogJan. 15, 09 3:05 PM

...move to another. "Coleman offered to separate the trial into five stages -- with the first stage focusing on rejected absentee ballots -- and indicated he might cut short the trial if any one stage did not produce a 'sufficient number of votes' needed to overcome Franken's unofficial 225-vote lead." You do realize, don't you, that you and the rest of your Republican nitwits are shredding any vestige of thought by the public that you actually care about the needs of the citizens of Minnesota?

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WildcardXJan. 15, 09 3:08 PM

Heres a new concept all you on the Angry Right need to start warming up to.. The Rule Of Law. Accept the will of the people or don't be surprised if the GOP becomes an even smaller regional party than it is already.

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lenzy1000Jan. 15, 09 3:15 PM

The RNLA couldn't give that corporate cash to Normy to fight this case. So now they challenge this part on their own and are free to take money from anyone, any amount. What happens if this case comes before the court and they lose? Will it undermine Normy's case? What if it comes before the courts after Normy's case and Norm has already lost on this issue? Will they use this case to keep it going forever? Will they use this case to take it to the SC since it looks like the Senate has final say in Normy's case.

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FirstavenueJan. 15, 09 3:23 PM

Let's keep this thing going forever afterall we voted and chose someone, they counted the votes twice all that would happen in either case is they would go on vacation, start campaigning for next time and maybe waltz into another war or better sit on the sidelines while the economy tanks. They still get paid, right?

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bmhusomJan. 15, 09 3:25 PM

People, wake up...Jesse ran for Gov, because he couldn't save for retirement with wrestling and xfl broadcasts. (movies? ha). Frankenstein has failed miserably at humor, wasted all of his money before the inkling of Senate hood came about. HE IS NOT WELLSTONE!!!never will be close to it...... Then all of our wonderful other politicians are scamming the he_ _ out of us, and we stand by and take it....

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lenzy1000Jan. 15, 09 3:31 PM

Maybe it is you that should wake up. Franken doesn't need the money. His assets are valued at between 4 and 9 million on his Senate report form. I wish I could be that much of a 'failure'.

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bradtheissenlaJan. 15, 09 3:35 PM

Coleman needs to concede, so the business of the Senate and the State can progress.

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CentientJan. 15, 09 3:36 PM

Put 'em together and let's move this thing forward. After all Coleman won't be granted the re-re-re-count of the 600 ballots he wants the Court to order reviewed yet again. Assuming Coleman is a man of his word he'll drop this whole charade immediately after he's denied his first request. MN could have 2 Senators by the end of this month.

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