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Minnesota Court: No To Coleman, And Yes/No/Maybe To Franken
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Minnesota Court: No To Coleman, And Yes/No/Maybe To Franken
By Eric Kleefeld - February 23, 2009, 11:15PM

The Minnesota election court handed down two rulings tonight, one of which should be regarded as an unambiguous defeat for Norm Coleman -- and the other should probably leave Al Franken cautiously optimistic.

First, the court completely denied Coleman's motion to launch a class-action suit on behalf of all 11,000-plus voters whose absentee ballots have still not been counted. The court found that the state's election laws make clear that individuals may apply to have their ballots counted, but that groups cannot be created and represented for this purpose.

The court also handed down a summary judgment on Franken's efforts to get some of his own votes counted, and they've given him a go-ahead on 12 individuals to be accepted and counted at a later time. And to give you an idea of how strict a standard they're using here, there are 38 others on Franken's list they're refusing to count at this time.

That kind of stringency isn't very good news for Coleman, as he's trying to get a lot of his own votes in that the court hasn't ruled on yet. And considering he's the one who's actually behind right now, this question has a lot more urgency for him.

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  -Minnesota Court: No To Coleman, And Yes/No/Maybe To Franken Why Syzygy  Feb-24-09 12:12 AM   #0 
  - Norm really is coming off as a whiny little shitbird, isn't he? nt  MADem   Feb-24-09 12:17 AM   #1 
  - Yeah, but then he is a whiny little shitbird to begin with, so he's staying true to form (nt)  apnu   Feb-24-09 02:56 PM   #23 
  - Really. His new title should be Sniveler Norm Coleman (R) Minnesota. nt  Zorra   Feb-24-09 04:26 PM   #27 
  - When is it time for coleman to let the winner take his place??  Hulk   Feb-24-09 12:28 AM   #2 
  - The Repukes Will keep this up as long as they can  JPettus   Feb-24-09 01:52 AM   #3 
     - Good points that you make.  DUlover2909   Feb-24-09 01:58 AM   #4 
  - We need Franken in there  CreekDog   Feb-24-09 02:08 AM   #5 
  - Franken will be seated sometime in April it appears.  4lbs   Feb-24-09 02:41 AM   #6 
  - I'll keep my fingers crossed  fujiyama   Feb-24-09 03:01 AM   #7 
  - If so, that means he'll serve until at least April of 2015.  Towlie   Feb-24-09 08:35 AM   #15 
     - Coleman said that Franken was selfish to allow the recount, but Al's  No Elephants   Feb-24-09 10:21 AM   #17 
     - The Democratic Party should be playing that video clip ....  bvar22   Feb-24-09 10:49 AM   #19 
        - That takes a lot of money. Donate to Al.  No Elephants   Feb-24-09 02:50 PM   #21 
     - Unfortunately, I don't think it works that way  dragonlady   Feb-24-09 05:52 PM   #28 
  - if norman has half the balls hillary did, he'll stay in the fight.... bye norm!!!  happygoluckytoyou   Feb-24-09 03:38 AM   #8 
  - Franken scares the shit out of them, a man of principle who doesn't want to play the game  digidigido   Feb-24-09 03:58 AM   #9 
  - Franken is a charismatic speaker  comtec   Feb-24-09 04:18 AM   #10 
  - Which is why I anticipate a good Sunday morning on 'Meet The Press'  dmr   Feb-24-09 07:43 AM   #13 
  - The GOP is using Coleman to weaken Franken before he is sworn in and to hurt Obama's numbers...  onehandle   Feb-24-09 06:14 AM   #11 
  - the repigs hate the idea of seating Franken cause that is one more  bdamomma   Feb-24-09 08:15 AM   #14 
  - He's a brilliant man who documents every detail  mzmolly   Feb-24-09 02:29 PM   #20 
     - We know he will tell us the truth!  Why Syzygy   Feb-24-09 02:56 PM   #22 
  - Yes/no/maybe to Al  iandhr   Feb-24-09 07:28 AM   #12 
  - It's in court.  Why Syzygy   Feb-24-09 10:09 AM   #16 
  - ... funny how the party that incessantly whines about 'frivolous lawsuits' ...  Myrina   Feb-24-09 10:22 AM   #18 
  - EXCELLENT point. They bash lawyers, but they sure use them for themselves.  No Elephants   Feb-24-09 03:01 PM   #24 
  - A class-action suit?! Who would have handled that?  KamaAina   Feb-24-09 03:18 PM   #25 
  - "Disregarding Rights Of Minnesotans, Franken Seeks To Have Illegal Votes Counted."  KamaAina   Feb-24-09 03:20 PM   #26 

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