Coleman camp asks that election result be 'set aside'

  • Article by: PAT DOYLE and KEVIN DUCHSCHERE , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: March 3, 2009 - 9:33 AM

Request was made as Franken's lawyers prepare to make their case.

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johngalt18Mar. 2, 09 2:22 PM

Please go back to not paying income taxes & workers comp and get out of MN. Thanks!

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thorc1Mar. 2, 09 2:22 PM

getting Judge Judy into this right away and solving this once and for all.

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tcgreenmnMar. 2, 09 2:22 PM

....that didn't take long.

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pebbles37Mar. 2, 09 2:24 PM

At this point who cares anymore..

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ryanflugaurMar. 2, 09 2:25 PM

The fact that neither guy got more than 43% of the vote or so is indicative of how both guys really turned Minnesotans off, especially with their negative campaign strategies. The U.S. Senate should be ashamed that it has let this freak show go on for as long as it has, thereby denying the state of Minnesota it's lawful representation in the Senate in this crucial time when we are spending like drunken sailors. The Senate should declare this seat vacant clearing the way for a special election because the truth is with such a narrow margin there is no way we can tell who won this race. Maybe we can nominate some better candidates while we are at it.

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ander999Mar. 2, 09 2:25 PM

After the Franken presentation, the Coleman lawyers will put on their rebuttal. This first trial still far from over. Then there will be the appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court and then the U.S. Courts up to the Supreme Court. The Republicans and Norm Coleman are just stalling to to keep out another Democratic Senator and the people of Minnesota are the ones who suffer.

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samo45Mar. 2, 09 2:32 PM

Politicians used to say "I'll run on my record?" I wonder why Norm never said that and none of his defenders ever point to his record? Norm's election results challenge hasn't got much of a basis either. Franken appears to have won the election and like Obama he deserves the support of the public. Both are unknown, so please save the ignorant heckling until after we have seen what both men can do.

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boborkelliMar. 2, 09 2:38 PM

I'm not suffering at all by not having Franken in the senate! OR from not having Coleman in the Senate!

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lexlugerMar. 2, 09 2:41 PM

Franken's team will move for dismissal right off the bat, the judges will consider the motion, but will not end it. Then Franken will put up a simple and short defense. The judges will take it under advisement, and rule within 48 hours (after all the lawyerin' is done). I predict that Franken will win - I just think the bar was too high for Coleman's team to turn things around and they really didn't bring in anything earth shattering.

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jesseventuraMar. 2, 09 2:42 PM

just flush these two clowns and have those that finished second in their respective primaries run?

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