Tuesday, January 06, 2009


The Wallstreet Journal has a great summation of the Frankenfraud situation in Minnesota. It seems, per WSJ, that some voters are having their ballots counted twice. Yep, twice.

Under Minnesota law, election officials are required to make a duplicate
ballot if the original is damaged during Election Night counting. Officials are
supposed to mark these as "duplicate" and segregate the original ballots. But it
appears some officials may have failed to mark ballots as duplicates, which are
now being counted in addition to the originals. This helps explain why more than
25 precincts now have more ballots than voters who signed in to vote. By some
estimates this double counting has yielded Mr. Franken an additional 80 to 100

Throughout the recount we have heard about one impropriety after another. Now it seems that since Frankenfraud is ahead, he suddenly wants to stop the recount. He wants to take his marbles and go home since he's in the lead.

As I've written before, the outcome of this so-called election was a foregone conclusion once Coleman didn't get a large enough margin to avoid a recount.

I find it interesting that Obama's move into the White House is surrounded by all these Democrat debacles. We have the on-going sitcom in Illinois with the governor, Richardson stepping aside due to legal problems and the Franken issue. Did I miss any? I know there are a lot of side issues in play: the very unfair "Fairness Doctrine", the Employee Free Choice Act which takes away the employees right to free choice and the ongoing bailouts.

While all this goes on Obama quietly makes controversial appointments (to my way of thinking) like Leon Panetta, Bill Clinton's former White House Chief of Staff, to head up the CIA. It's recycle city, no real change I can believe in...

Funny Business in Minnesota
In which every dubious ruling seems to help Al Franken.
Strange things keep happening in Minnesota, where the disputed recount in the Senate race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken may be nearing a dubious outcome. Thanks to the machinations of Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and a meek state Canvassing Board, Mr. Franken may emerge as an illegitimate victor.
GetLiberty.org has a good recap of the Wall Street Journal article and the shenanigans that have occurred with some interesting insights you might want to read: http://alg31blog.timberlakepublishing.com/default.asp?Display=854

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