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6 tell court their votes were unfairly denied in Minnesota's U....

There are 166 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 27, 2009, titled 6 tell court their votes were unfairly denied in Minnesota's U..... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

This text is replaced by the Flash movie. Deputy Secretary of State Jim Gelbmann on Tuesday told the three-judge panel weighing Minnesota's U.S. Senate election trial that every ballot carries its own story.

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Mine too

United States

#1 Jan 28, 2009
Maybe I could testify about how I wished that my vote could count extra to make sure this bum Coleman wasn't our senator. This is just pitiful. We've been through this, go away Norm. You and your collection of lawyers should be ashamed. Disgusting and just plain bad for us all. This meek poeaceful demeanor is a sham, we all know what you really are and now that he gravy train was interrupted, a fight to the death. If you really cared about these poor blokes you bribed to testify, you would concede and spare us ALL. It would be fun to see how you rounded these folks up too. Everyday we hate you even more.
The Rad Rethuglican

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 28, 2009
It's time we had some common sense. The law does not provide for an election contest to go on and on until the cows come home. Coleman wants the judges to do what's already been done, TWICE already, which is decide which absentee ballots were wrongly rejected. Coleman agreed to that and 900 some votes were added to the total. Then, Coleman wanted to add another 600 from sweet precincts for him. That was turned down. Now, after citing those 600 rejected ballots in his election contest petition, he wants to recount and look at 4,500 rejected ballots again.

This is preposterous. No more overtime do-overs. Do not allow new claims to be made up by Coleman as he goes along. At some point, such a strategy becomes a fraud upon the Court and that point has been reached.

The clock has run out and there will not be another recount just because by playing games in court, Coleman can keep his hopes alive. We need our duly-elected new Senator to take his rightful place in Washington.

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Rad is a clown

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jan 28, 2009
The Rad Rethuglican wrote:
It's time we had some common sense. The law does not provide for an election contest to go on and on until the cows come home. Coleman wants the judges to do what's already been done, TWICE already, which is decide which absentee ballots were wrongly rejected. Coleman agreed to that and 900 some votes were added to the total. Then, Coleman wanted to add another 600 from sweet precincts for him. That was turned down. Now, after citing those 600 rejected ballots in his election contest petition, he wants to recount and look at 4,500 rejected ballots again.
This is preposterous. No more overtime do-overs. Do not allow new claims to be made up by Coleman as he goes along. At some point, such a strategy becomes a fraud upon the Court and that point has been reached.
The clock has run out and there will not be another recount just because by playing games in court, Coleman can keep his hopes alive. We need our duly-elected new Senator to take his rightful place in Washington.
If the shoe was on the other foot, Al would be saying the same thing.

I say lets count ALL votes and be done with the whole thing already.

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anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jan 28, 2009
At a time when Pawlenty is cutting aid to schools, hospitals and other deserving services, our tax dollars are being spent to recount the recount. The above posts speak for so many of us. Enough is enough.
anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jan 28, 2009
Rad is a clown wrote:
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If the shoe was on the other foot, Al would be saying the same thing.
I say lets count ALL votes and be done with the whole thing already.
Both sides had representation during the intial recount and both sides agreed to the rules. We have already counted all the votes as agreed upon by the two candidates during the recount. This is not about Al or Norm, this is about accepting the outcome of an election.
The D

Sheboygan, WI

#6 Jan 28, 2009
If the count were the other way angryal the idiot would be crying all the way to the Supreme court.
All you idiots that voted for him should be ashamed, be very, very ASHAMED!
vvv

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jan 28, 2009
Let's all vote again! At this point nobody is going to believe what the outcome will be. Funny how Coleman was ahead for all this time and then all of a sudden these ballots appeared and Franken is now ahead...hmm..not nice to steal the election big Al!!
blanddragon

New York, NY

#8 Jan 28, 2009
Way to save money Norm! Liar liar, it not about your ego. Get out! You lost!!!

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The Rad Rethuglican

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jan 28, 2009
Check this out.


Norm The Brown Nose calls Sean Hannity "a great American," trots out Soros and MoveOn, and appears to be trying to set a record for use of the words "Democrat party" as a slur...

Norm's phoniness is especially revolting at the end, as he begs for money like a street walker.

What's amazing is how Norm is not saying these things to the Minnesota Media because he knows that his lies will get examined and of course "Fox Fixed News" will let him spout whatever false sewage he wants and accept it all as God's Truth.

Why won't Norm give the same interview here in Minnesota? George Soros? What the ____?

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Choices

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jan 28, 2009
Interesting insight into our State - also a well deserrved shot at our recount process.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/27/castel...
Friendly witnesses

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 28, 2009
Let's see, one witness who didn't in fact sign their application but had their girlfriend sign it for them and another who believes they voted in person (in addition to submitting an absentee ballot)- were these not rightfully rejected?
Get a life

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jan 28, 2009
The Rad Rethuglican wrote:
Check this out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =L-CVr1sq2UgXX
Norm The Brown Nose calls Sean Hannity "a great American," trots out Soros and MoveOn, and appears to be trying to set a record for use of the words "Democrat party" as a slur...
Norm's phoniness is especially revolting at the end, as he begs for money like a street walker.
What's amazing is how Norm is not saying these things to the Minnesota Media because he knows that his lies will get examined and of course "Fox Fixed News" will let him spout whatever false sewage he wants and accept it all as God's Truth.
Why won't Norm give the same interview here in Minnesota? George Soros? What the ____?
I just watched that whole video. It says a lot about you, Rad, if you seriously think the way you say about it. As if you didn't know people call Sean a great American, and he says the same thing back, in his radio shows. I've been seeing lately why people really can't stand you on this site!
American Politics

Hopkins, MN

#13 Jan 28, 2009
weeks ago the Franken supporters were crying "all votes should be counted" now faced with six people whose votes weren't counted the cry is "all votes should be counted except these six" What will the next battle cry be?
American Politics

Hopkins, MN

#14 Jan 28, 2009
The other thing that I find interesting is our willingness to count 133 "Ghost votes" and our hesitance to count 6 "real votes"
American Politics

Hopkins, MN

#15 Jan 28, 2009
Get a life wrote:
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I just watched that whole video. It says a lot about you, Rad, if you seriously think the way you say about it. As if you didn't know people call Sean a great American, and he says the same thing back, in his radio shows. I've been seeing lately why people really can't stand you on this site!
Just ignore him, there's no use in objecting to his arguments because he's not listening.
tjwillie

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Jan 28, 2009
American Politics wrote:
weeks ago the Franken supporters were crying "all votes should be counted" now faced with six people whose votes weren't counted the cry is "all votes should be counted except these six" What will the next battle cry be?
That's because Franken didn't want all of the votes to be counted, just all of the votes from precinents friendley to him. That's why he rejected 600+ absentee ballots from republican leaning counties.
Sir

United States

#17 Jan 28, 2009
Friendly witnesses wrote:
Let's see, one witness who didn't in fact sign their application but had their girlfriend sign it for them and another who believes they voted in person (in addition to submitting an absentee ballot)- were these not rightfully rejected?
Agreed. Glad to see one person actually read the story. One possible reliable witness. But he should have called an election official for assistance. And one voter fraud [wonder if he will be prosecuted] and one confused/incompetent. Real issue? Educate the voters BEFORE the election.
Mad Dog Gus

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jan 28, 2009
His girlfriend signed his application and he signed the ballot...why should his vote count?

These 6 people all claimed they needed to vote absentee, but all were able to take a day off and show up in court.

Normie says "this is what it's all about"...but in reality, it's about him, not about them.
American Politics

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Jan 28, 2009
Sir wrote:
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Agreed. Glad to see one person actually read the story. One possible reliable witness. But he should have called an election official for assistance. And one voter fraud [wonder if he will be prosecuted] and one confused/incompetent. Real issue? Educate the voters BEFORE the election.
I agree with every point you make and education is the answer but how do you treat a vote when the person eventhough they admit that they did something wrong with submitting it vouches, under oath, that "yes this is my vote and yes it reflects my intention" Suddenly the law is not so black and white or at least it's not for me.
justinwalker195

United States

#21 Jan 28, 2009
It is important to remember that Coleman was an outstanding representative for this state, and served us well. Therefore, all those who cast votes in November deserve to have their votes properly counted. I know that once all of the votes have been fairly counted, Coleman will take his rightful seat!

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