Main points of the Supreme Court ruling

  • Article by: BOB VON STERNBERG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 30, 2009 - 2:27 PM
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garoldJun. 30, 09 2:03 PM

Norm....it's done, it's over. Stop crying and try to become an adult again.

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smokey763Jun. 30, 09 2:04 PM

Finally, after all this time it might be over, and Minnesota will have its two Senators!

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greggenJun. 30, 09 2:04 PM

let our long nightmare be over...

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ulriciiJun. 30, 09 2:06 PM

I find it passing strange that the Strib has the readers' poll--agree/disagree with the ruling--placed on the home page right after the headline announcement. It would make more sense to place it after this piece, where the online reader has read the court's reasoning. Then again, little about this whole affair has made much sense. I wonder how many readers will answer first, then read the court's opinion.

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ecurbrellimJun. 30, 09 2:22 PM

You've got to be kidding. If you put a sign on a brick, that says, "I'm a Democrat", people in Minnesota will vote for it. My the Lord save the State now.

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bkoehnJun. 30, 09 2:24 PM

I'm hopeful of two things: 1. That Governor Pawlenty will sign the election certificate; and 2. That barring some unforeseen circumstances, Al Franken will lose his primary in 2014 (I was hopeful of the same thing for Norm Coleman, had he won). Neither major-party candidate deserved the win.

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righteeeoooJun. 30, 09 2:33 PM

It appears that the unbiased computers gave the win to Coleman by a wide margin .... But after the biased election officials got involved ... the votes swung to Franken ..... Who said that the majority wins ..... Obviously not in Minnesota ......

Cheating does pay off ......

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louis66Jun. 30, 09 2:41 PM

I voted for Barkley, so I have no dog in this race; but now the recounts are done, the appeals are done and the highest court in Minnesota has ruled unanimously. Let's not take this to the federal courts by saying that Minnesota doesn't know how to carry elections (We're not Palm Beach county, FL). If you read the entire decision, you can see that it is based mostly on US Supreme Court precedents and anything but arbitrary. Time to move on and let Franken get on with doing the work for the State. Next time, I hope Minnesotans will vote for the independent candidate that truly represents Minnesota and not a national party.

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ahandimanJun. 30, 09 3:05 PM

I hope minnesotans have learned from their mistakes this round, but I'm sure they haven't. There will be a few IRV questions on ballots next year if voters would like to be able to 'double vote' legally..without ACORN's help. I can't imagine the idiots we elect then? btw-if you're offended that I think IRV is a scam prove to me how it doesn't amount to double voting!

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hahaha99Jun. 30, 09 3:30 PM

Regardless of who had won this election (and I voted for Franken), the winner "won" with a less than majority vote (50%+1 vote) of all votes cast. Why don't we have run-off elections to prevent this travesty? Why should anyone "win" an election with less than a majority vote?

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