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Al Franken wins, still not a senator

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posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 12:37 AM

"The overwhelming weight of the evidence indicates that the November 4, 2008, election was conducted fairly, impartially and accurately," the judges wrote. "There is no evidence of a systematic problem of disenfranchisement in the state's election system, including in its absentee-balloting procedures."

As Coleman appeals, Franken athough declared winner, is still waiting to take his seat in the Senate.

As close as this race has been, the legal challenges, recounts - including ballots originally tossed out, I wonder what the courts will decide at this point.

I found it interesting that during a Senate recount last December included arguments regarding some ballots due to the voters names.

Here is a segment of this recount discussing while in review of challenged write-in ballots. Unusual names are discussed. in part, and "goofy" ballots are examined.

If you haven't seen this Senate session, I would recommend it.
Here is the link.

"Lizard People" invade MN Senate Recount!

Maybe this will be the grounds of Coleman's latest appeal.

Too bad there was not such an indepth recount following the Bush-Gore election that ended with the Supreme Court stopping the count, ending with Bush 43 gaining the presidency through appointment rather than electorial college votes.

I don't know whether to laugh at the seriousness of this Senate recounting segment, or become paralyzed with amazment of the discussions, arguments and exchange of opinion when interpreting the validity of some of these ballots.

Hopefully, this will be upheld and the appeal dismissed.

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