Senate recount trial: Copies of ballots don't cut it

  • Article by: PAT DOYLE and MARK BRUNSWICK , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: January 26, 2009 - 11:11 PM

Photocopies of absentee ballots offered by Coleman's lawyers caused confusion; judges want to see originals.

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bthistedJan. 26, 09 1:38 PM

If Coleman were doing his job he would be in D.C. not spending our tax dollars fighting this. He is just wasting MN tax dollars not his. This whole thing is stupid STOP SPENDING MY MONEY YOU LOSSED NORM. I did vote for him, If it comes to a revote I would not.

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jeffwinstonJan. 26, 09 1:39 PM

Why doesn't Coleman's brain-trust-legal-team tell the poor man that those 3,000-5,000 rejected ballots have no chance of being included in the count because the election has been certified. It is a done deal. He had the opportunity to include those ballots earlier in the recount, he chose not to. Once certified, the books are closed on those ballots. He can not cherry-pick votes from previously rejected ballots. At least his legal team has a job and is getting paid for going through the motions for Norm.

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mdahlenJan. 26, 09 1:45 PM

Coleman or Franken cannot be in D.C. Until all the legal proceedings are complete, neither man is our senator and cannot vote on any bills.

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mac56Jan. 26, 09 1:50 PM

You don't do that if you think you're going to win the recount.

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bthistedJan. 26, 09 1:54 PM

I ment if He was as good as He thinks He is He would be in D.C. not in court!!!

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dubnemoJan. 26, 09 1:54 PM

Yep Norm, many people have the same names as others.

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mnduck23Jan. 26, 09 1:54 PM

...if he were in Norm's position.

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mac56Jan. 26, 09 2:01 PM

I doubt it very strongly. And probably we'll never know. But if it helps you sleep at night to believe that: knock yourself out.

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barry1817Jan. 26, 09 2:16 PM

The fact that Franken had the recount, and wants to accept votes from precincts where there are more ballots than registered ballots shows that he would being doing the same if he had lost. There is nothing wrong with either person exercising their rights in an election that was this close. And having looked at the ballots in question, by using the on line connection that allowed anyone to look at those ballots, I have to question why so many ballots were questioned at all, and I have to question the intellegence of the voters in this election that could not follow a simple instruction to fill in an oval.

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mac56Jan. 26, 09 2:18 PM

Asked for review after review after review, even when it's all been decided? Thumbed his nose at the Minnesota public and the courts? Not realized that it's time to give up because he's been beat? Naah, that's just our Normy.

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