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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:06 PM
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Minnesota Supreme Court: Count rejected absentee ballots
Source: Startribune.com

In a ruling crucial to the disputed U.S. Senate election, the Minnesota Supreme Court Thursday rejected an attempt by incumbent Norm Coleman to block the state Canvassing Board from counting improperly rejected absentee ballots.

However, the court ruled that the campaigns of Coleman and Democrat Al Franken, along with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and vote canvassing boards establish a uniform standard for identifying and counting such absentee ballots. The court said they should then be added to the tally.


Read more: W3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUsr" target="_blank">http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/senate/364...
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:10 PM
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1. I now feel very confident: Al's GOT IT!
YEAH....! This is tremendous... :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast:
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:17 PM
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2. count the votes. what kind of commie pinko plot is that?
:toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast:
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kikiek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:20 PM
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3. I knew they would do the right thing. I think Al is on his way to a great win.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:27 PM
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4. What a great ruling - count every vote
Wish damn SCOTUS of 2000 had ruled the same in Bush v Gore. We could have saved this country and world a lot of pain and suffering.

Congratulations to Al Franken who will probably win the race and to the MN Supreme Court for doing the right thing!

:toast: :fistbump:

Sonia
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wundermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:05 PM
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13. Can you even imagine what the world would be like...
If the rule of law had prevailed in the presidential election of 2000?
What an expensive lesson on the cost of complacency!
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 11:11 PM
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14. If I could turn back time
You and I both would make sure that 2000 election never got stolen. Lots of lives would have been saved.


Sonia
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VP505 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:27 PM
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5. Oh noes,
that could mean.... :nuke: .... Hannity, O'Liely, heads exploding! Go Al!!!
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SomeGuyInEagan Donating Member (872 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:36 PM
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6. After today, Franken down by five votes ...
At end of day three of recount, Coleman's lead is down to five votes:

W3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUycaEacyU" target="_blank">http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/senate/363...


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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:39 PM
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7. Make that 2. TWO VOTES
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:43 PM
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8. YES!!!
Hay Normie, FUCK YOU.
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pjt7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:51 PM
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9. Minnesota has handled this re-count very well
You have to those "you-betcha's" some credit.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:57 PM
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10. It's that "Minnesota Nice", Normie doesn't dare act like an ass.
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Piewhacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 07:37 PM
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11. Coleman goin DOWN! Go Al Go.
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NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 09:23 PM
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12. What a novel concept!
That's the way ya do it!

"The question is, if they are legal votes, why shouldn't they be counted? That presents a difficulty for the Coleman camp."
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