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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:06 PM
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Coleman Camp Says Count 5,000 Absentee Votes -- Up From 654
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Today's Update In Minnesota Lawsuits
By Eric Kleefeld - January 21, 2009, 5:33PM


Oral arguments ended a short while ago on Al Franken's motion to dismiss Norm Coleman's lawsuit contesting the Minnesota Senate race, with Franken lawyer David Burman arguing to the special three-judge panel that they do not have the constitutional authority to deal with most of Coleman's claims -- they instead would belong to the Senate -- while Coleman's lawyer James Langdon predictably said the court does have the authority.

Burman lambasted the Coleman team for the general non-specificity of their arguments, saying it created too many openings. "If you allow them to go off on this fishing expedition will they find something? Probably," Burman said, explaining that an election involving 2.9 million ballots is bound to contain a few new quirks somewhere, even after the long process we've already seen. "At some point, Minnesota has to say it has done the best job human beings can reasonably do."

The most fascinating part, though, was Langdon's statement the Coleman campaign has examined the remaining 11,000 rejected absentee ballot envelopes, and they now believe 4,500-5,000 should be included -- up from their previous number of 654.

"No one knows what's in them," said Langdon. "No one's opened them."

At this point, though, we should really treat with great skepticism any claim that a selective sample of ballots, no matter how large or small, is unknown in terms of the content. As we've learned, the campaigns have had many opportunities to either know for certain what is in a ballot, or at least get an idea of the probabilities, without ever having to open a single envelope.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:09 PM
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1. Cherry Picking n/t
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:10 PM
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2. Coleman's like a monkey
with his had grasping a banana in a jar with an opening too small for him to pull out the banana. He just won't let go.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:11 PM
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5. Need to find Richard Pryor's monkey.
The one that would stick its dick in everyone's ear. And then went eek eek eek.

Coleman really needs to have that monkey do its job on him.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/280478/richard_pryor_pet_...
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:30 AM
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6. I think Coleman IS that monkey.
Former Senator Zipperpants.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:11 PM
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3. And if he's still not ahead, count 5000 more.......
.....rinse, repeat.
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FriendlyReminder Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:16 PM
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4. This sounds like a doggone broken record.......
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:32 AM
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7. The address (& Party) on the absentee envelopes would tell a lot. Who's Coleman trying to bullshit?
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 10:33 AM by GreenTea
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