I thought the Dems motto is “Every Vote Must Count.” I guess not when it comes to a close election as in Minnesota. This election was obviously STOLEN by the Democratic candidate and ACORN. Should we be surprised? No! Just wait until after Obama has put ACORN on steroids. The next Presidential election will most likely be stolen. This is disgusting and a second runoff race should have been held in Minnesota. Of course the Democratic dominated state of Minnesota won’t change the laws because a Republican could have won. Well America this is what you get when you vote in a Democratic President and Congress. Fraud galore will be the mainstream. Look at Obama’s transition, there has never been this much scandal with a Presidential transition. Don’t worry the main stream media will keep spoon feeding you drivel that makes Obama look brilliant and untainted. I’m not saying he’s not smart, but he did say that one bomb was dropped on Hawaii and that he campaigned in 57 states. Oh yes let’s not forget part of the work experience he touted is that he was a Community Organizer with ACORN. ACORN is such a trustworthy organization with so many members being jailed for voter fraud. In Charlotte, NC one of the ACORN workers was arrested for prostitution while canvassing neighborhoods to promote Obama.
On Monday, after a flurry of ballots that materialized after election night, the Minnesota Canvassing Board determined that Al Franken is the duly elected junior senator from the land of 10,000 lakes and almost as many questionable ballots. The margin was 225 votes out of nearly 3 million cast.
Franken is the former comedy writer and performer who played self-help guru Stuart Smalley (“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and, doggone it, people like me!”) on “Saturday Night Live” before he launched a talk show on the Air America Radio network that went bankrupt in 2 1/2 years.
Franken is not quite senator yet. Incumbent Norm Coleman, who led on election night by more than 700 votes, has filed what is called an election contest. This is a legal proceeding, held before a panel of judges to be appointed by the chief judge of the Supreme Court, to determine the winner of the election.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isn’t waiting. “Al Franken has won the election,” he told reporters. “Everything is over.” Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., new head of the Senate Rules Committee, also jumped the gun.
Coleman’s term officially ended Saturday. Schumer proclaimed Franken the winner on Sunday.
To be resolved through the election contest are a few tidbits such as 650 additional improperly rejected absentee ballots identified by the Coleman campaign that were excluded from the recount.
Among absentee ballots, 138 appear to have been double-counted in Franken’s favor. And 133 missing ballots from a heavily Democratic Minneapolis precinct were nevertheless included in the recount.
Interestingly, as Newsmax has reported, Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who orchestrated the recount that gave Franken a lead six weeks after Coleman appeared to win by 725 votes on Election Day, has extensive ties to the ACORN organization under federal investigation for vote fraud.
All this could have been avoided if Minnesota had a law like Georgia’s allowing for a runoff if no candidate had a majority in the original contest. But then, as in Georgia, it might result in a Republican holding the seat.
Fears that a special election might result in a GOP victory led Illinois Democrats to rescind their own call for one and create the second ring in this three-ring election circus. Instead, we have the spectacle of perennial wannabe Roland Burris showing up on the steps of the Senate pleading that he is the junior senator from Illinois and can he come in and play.
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