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No matter who eventually gets seated in DC, I am pleased with how the recount was handled by Mark Ritchie and co. They earned their pay (for a change).
The facts are there were undoubtedly double votes, as there are many counties with more votes cast than voters on election night. That is undebatable. The other fact is that non-uniform standards were applied when the votes were counted. That is also undebatable. Which is why Franken was able to mount a nearly unprecedented comeback when history shows us it is extremely rare for a recount to lead to that much of a swing. This election recount was a Fraud, but what did we expect from the card-carrying ACORN/Moveon.org member Ritchie.
Minnesota does not need any of the federal stimulus money being distributed to the states. It does not matter to the governor or the Supreme Court that the state is fighting for those funds with one hand tied behind its back. Minnesota does not need two senators. One is fine at this critical time in our nation's history. It does not matter that the function of the entire federal government is being influenced by the lack of that one critical senate vote which the state has opted to remove from the equation. It does not matter that the entire U.S. economy is at risk of collapsing perhaps due to the missing vote from the missing Minnesota senator. This is crazy. The very best recount in U.S. history is being trashed by the governor and the Supreme Court. The state will be remembered in the same context as Florida 2000. Remember 2008 when Minneota led to the second great depression? That is what is being risked by this nonsense. There is no reason why a provisional election certificate cannot be issued. Oh, well, Minnesota does not need any funds to rebuild its bridges anyway. What the hell? People don't need jobs in Minnesota either!
If the economy isn't 110% of what it was before the recession, Timmy will have a 500 monkey-on-his-back running mate that goes by the name of "Norman". No excuse, right or wrong, will remove him from guilt by party association and any of the perceived repercussions of fallout from lack of representation and the anti-GOP sentiment that is rising with Mr. Coleman's ongoing litigious follies. Win the battle, lose the war.
lars1544...You and your ilk keep saying it, but it doesn't mean you're right. Though you seem to think that all you have to do is repeat something often enough that everyone will come to believe it. If what you say is true, why isn't Coleman's legal team using it to make their case? If it is obvious, what possible reason could they have not to?
*sigh* Yet another moron parroting the mis-truths of the right-wing(nut) pundits who are trying to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt into the legitimacy of this election. Every single point you brought up has been discussed and discredited over and over. Check the facts and think for yourself for once instead of blindly swallowing the bile that is being spat out by the GOP and its pundits.
You're just one example of why the GOP has become such a joke.
lars1544's comment is proof that there is some propaganda organization convincing easily swayed people of lies. Nearly every sentence is nearly completely opposite of truth, and he claims they are "facts". He claims there were "undoubtably double votes" when the Minnesota Supreme Court doubted there were double votes without any evidence - and so far there is no evidence. He claims as fact that there were double-standards applied while every single witness in the Court case this far has testified that there was a uniform standard based on Minnesota Law that was the basis of judging every rejected ballot. He claims that the 900 vote swing between the initial election tally and the recount tally was unprecedented, but Coleman's last election showed a more normal 8,000 vote swing. Then he bad-mouths Ritchie, who has performed an umprecedentedly accurate and impartial job conducting the most exacting recount in US history.
For Mr. Lars1544 to be so completely wrong about every single thing in his post shows that he is a victim of an organized effort to distort the truth.
That is right as long as Minnesotans do not have to pay any of it back in FEDERAL INCOME TAXES.
People like yout hated Coleman and Pawlenty prior to this so your sentiments ring rather hollow and disingenuous. I'm not even a Coleman fan but you'd have sooner wanted to him to just concede rather than exercise his legal rights to challenge the process. Don't lose sight of the fact that the DFL is beholden to the whims and wants of the trial lawyers, who not so coincidentally, happen to be one of the party's biggest contributors. The trial lawyers have lobbied for unfettered encumbrances in filing suits. It seems to me that the chickens are coming home to roost.
Do you for one single sentiate moment believe that if MN doesn't get "their share" of stimulus money that somewhere down the road the Congress will have a special MN rider that drops the federal income tax rates for MN only? Michael, put down the bong.
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