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 Post subject: In Minnesota, it's still November
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:47 pm 
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In Minnesota, it's still November

Texas Sen. John Cornyn is threatening “World War III” if Democrats try to seat Al Franken in the Senate before Norm Coleman can pursue his case through the federal courts.

Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, acknowledges that a federal challenge to November’s elections could take “years” to resolve. But he’s adamant that Coleman deserves that chance — even if it means Minnesota is short a senator for the duration.

A three-judge panel is expected to rule any day now on legal challenges to the November election.

Coleman attorney Joe Friedberg has predicted that Franken will be on top after the court rules, arguing that an appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court could swing the election back in Coleman’s favor.

But what if that doesn’t happen?

Nobody really knows.


Leave it to a Texan.... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: In Minnesota, it's still November
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:56 pm 
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NOW IT'S SPRING...EVEN IN MINNESOTA, AND AL FRANKEN HAS BEEN DECLARED THE LEADING "VOTE-GETTER." WILL COLEMAN CONCEDE? NOPE...NOT UNTIL HE'S EXHAUSTED ALL OF HIS APPEALS....SORE LOSER THAT HE IS. I WONDER WHAT THE REPUBS WOULD BE SAYING IF COLEMAN WAS IN FRANKEN'S SHOES! :roll:

Minn. court declares Franken leading vote-getter


By BRIAN BAKST –

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota court confirmed Monday that Democrat Al Franken won the most votes in his 2008 Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman, who had already announced plans to appeal the decision.

Coleman has 10 days to appeal to the state Supreme Court. Once the petition is filed, it could further delay the seating of Minnesota's second senator for weeks.

After a statewide recount and seven-week trial, Franken stands 312 votes ahead. He gained more votes from the election challenge than Coleman, the candidate who brought the legal action.

The state law under which Coleman sued required three judges to determine who got the most votes and is therefore entitled to an election certificate, which is now on hold pending an appeal.

"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."


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