Court to hear Senate recount case today

  • Article by: PAT DOYLE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 1, 2009 - 5:56 AM
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nojusticeMay. 30, 09 9:15 PM

Count them all! 8,000 have not been counted!!!

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IanDarkMay. 30, 09 9:15 PM

I hope this the end. How long are you going to milk this, Norm? You're decorating dartboards everywhere now. Concede please, for the sake of God and all that is reasonable. Then again, I saw your record.

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ndolan622May. 30, 09 9:20 PM

They were not counted because they are considered INVALID...all the LEGAL votes have already been counted....seems you cannot comprehend that.

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a1batrossMay. 30, 09 9:29 PM

Regardless of the Supreme Court's ruling, Pawlenty should sign the election certificate immediately upon the resolution of the Supreme Court's ruling (note that this means if the Court says "Count and include all the illegal ballots," then as soon as the count is done Pawlenty should sign the certificate).

Why? Because once the Supreme Court has ruled, the issue is resolved within the State of Minnesota. If one of the candidates thereafter wants to pursue Federal appeals, they should do so WITH THE WINNING CANDIDATE SEATED IN THE SENATE.

Why? Because the State will have determined its representative, and if the Federal Government wants to undo that representation later, they must do so in defiance of the will of the State Government.

So when the State determination is completed, it makes no sense to withhold its representation until the Federal Government rules. It would make no more sense than if any elected State representative had to appeal to the Federal government to allow its representative to appear in Congress. The State's right to appoint its representatives is not dependent upon Federal approval, and therefore should not wait until the resolution of Federal determinations.

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goody2shoes1May. 30, 09 9:44 PM

i think this is a good time to be negative. we all know franken won. but, if we become too optimistic about the state and supreme court decisions coming up, the emotional let-down could be tragic for all----IF the courts decide in favor of coleman. we need to be ready to continue if they decide against us. hope for justice, prepare for the other.

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kimi08May. 30, 09 9:50 PM

^ that's all that needs to be said

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bhharbourMay. 30, 09 9:59 PM

2 justices are democrats and 3 are republicans ergo the vote is 3 to 2 for Coleman. Count all absentee votes that meet the statute. Norm needs another bite at the apple and the MN supremes are going to give it to him. Whether that bite gets him over the hump is another question but at least he has a chance slim as it may be

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hmssurpriseMay. 30, 0910:15 PM

The Federal courts and the U.S Supreme Court have no standing or jurisdiction in this matter. Just like they had no standing or jurisdiction in Florida in 2000. Anyone with a modicum of understanding of Constitutional law will tell you so. The U.S Supreme Court, if they had read the Constitution would have referred the 2000 case back to the state court. That the Chief Justice did not do so struck the death nell of constitutional democracy in these United States. This revolution is nearly over and noone noticed.

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metaltesterMay. 30, 0910:18 PM

a lose lose situation...

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pacmannickMay. 30, 0910:26 PM

They support Norm Coleman

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