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Franken v Coleman

There are a few things I find wild, almost to the point of being unfathomable. 1) That an election can be THIS close. (Franken has a 50 vote lead) 2) That it takes us this long to sort them out.

Democracy would really be a great thing if it weren't for all the elections.

Anyway. I looked through a bunch of the disputed ballots the other day, and frankly both candidates/parties should be ashamed. For every 1 ballot with a legit question there are 75 that show clear intent, which may or may not have one stray mark no where near the other candidates name.

Furthermore, whatever mark being made by the people, who I can only assume where all 150 years old and having a stroke while filling out the ballots, is completely consistent with every other mark they made.


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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
12/31/2008 @ 03:55:00 PM
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Also, their party affiliation is usually pretty clear as well, which doesn't necessarily mean anything, but if they voted for McCain, and every other republican on the ballot, filled Coleman's dot in completely, or at least consistent with how everything else was filled in, and made a mark by Franken's name, it's safe to assume that mark was an accident, and they want Coleman.
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Jeremy edited this at 12/31/2008 3:55:19 pm
fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
12/31/2008 @ 03:57:13 PM
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I wish I could find it again, but one guy wrote himself (presumably) in for all the "lesser" seats, and at least one person wrote in Hilary [sic].
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vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
12/31/2008 @ 04:57:46 PM
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I'm so embarassed to live in MN. How could Al Franken do this well?
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scott.jpgScott - You're going to have to call your hardware guy. It's not a software issue.
01/01/2009 @ 07:31:30 AM
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Carlos44ec Wrote - Yesterday @ 05:57:46 PM
I'm so embarassed to live in MN. How could Al Franken do this well?


Well, that is the state that voted in a pro wrestler nicknamed "The Body".
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