Video: Demand for probe into MN felon voting grows

posted at 12:15 pm on July 16, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Minnesota Majority spokesman Dan McGrath appeared on the Twin Cities Fox affiliate last night to explain their latest report on felon voting in Minnesota, and to expand on their demand for law enforcement action. According to their meticulous research of voting and conviction records, as many as 1,000 felons may have voted in the 2008 election in Minnesota. That would have been more than enough to swing the US Senate election to Al Franken, who prevailed by just over 300 votes in a protracted recount and election challenge over Norm Coleman. Noting that the data won’t have any impact on the 2008 results, McGrath wants action to ensure the integrity of the upcoming November election, but doesn’t appear to be getting much cooperation:

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to subtract felon voters once the ballots have been cast. That’s why federal law requires states to regularly audit and cleanse their voting rolls to remove the dead and ineligible, in order to protect the value of eligible votes. The Department of Justice has become disinterested in enforcing this part of the Motor Voter Act, a fact pointed out specific to Minnesota by J. Christian Adams last week on a local talk-radio show. Ramsey County, which includes the capital city of St. Paul, has researched a few of the cases but as noted by Fox 9 reporter Jeff Passolt, doesn’t appear to consider it a priority.

Even if the Minnesota Majority report is entirely correct — and it appears very solid — it wouldn’t provide a basis of overturning Franken’s election. McGrath is right in that the report should be considered in the context of the future instead of the past, and all sides should be demanding enforcement of voter eligibility in order to ensure clean elections. To the extent that enthusiasm lacks, it’s worth asking how much value some people put in clean elections, both inside and outside of Minnesota.


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“I suspect they favored Al Franken”….

lol

hawkdriver on July 16, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Minnesota Lizard People Unite LOL!

Dr Evil on July 16, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Of course they don’t want clean elections.

The Dems would never win anything.

txdoc on July 16, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Start casting doubt on the election returns. I can’t think of a quicker way to bring the system down.

Speaking as a Washington State resident I find current trends somewhat disturbing.

WitchDoctor on July 16, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Our DOJ is a joke. Pathetic, in fact.

Hey Ed, Drudge has linked to your post!
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/15/ppp-obama-palin-tied-4646-in-2012-polling/

scalleywag on July 16, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Even if the Minnesota Majority report is entirely correct — and it appears very solid — it wouldn’t provide a basis of overturning Franken’s election

So I guess America is stuck with this putz for another 5 years. Unless we can recall him for some other reason.

UltimateBob on July 16, 2010 at 12:20 PM

If the Dems and Libtards turn a blind eye to voter roll problems, it just only serves to reinforce the notion that they really do not care about the will of the people, as long as they can get elected. And will use ANY means they can to achieve that power.

JamesLee on July 16, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Just so I’m clear, I’m not talking about the people who are trying to shed light on the subject, I’m speaking specifically about those who are perverting the system.

WitchDoctor on July 16, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Convicted rapists must have enjoyed Franken’s rape jokes.

Bishop on July 16, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Start casting doubt on the election returns. I can’t think of a quicker way to bring the system down.

Speaking as a Washington State resident I find current trends somewhat disturbing.

WitchDoctor on July 16, 2010 at 12:19 PM

You mean like in 2000 when Al Gore lost and the Democrats claimed the Election was stolen…..meanwhile ten years later.

Dr Evil on July 16, 2010 at 12:21 PM

This is why the 17th amendment needs to be repealed…..

TeresainFortWorth on July 16, 2010 at 12:22 PM

So basically we have Obamacare and FinReg shoved down our throats and bankrupting America because of these felons being allowed to vote in Minnesota!

Thanks a lot! >:-(

rockmom on July 16, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Clean elections. That is a code word for racism.

antisocial on July 16, 2010 at 12:23 PM

That’s why federal law requires states to regularly audit and cleanse their voting rolls to remove the dead and ineligible, in order to protect the value of eligible votes.

Why do Democrats pride themselves in election theft?

More important, why do honest Americans put up with this sh*t?

Fine, if voters want a welfare state, have at it. But Democrats should not be allow to pull this sh*t off. We have boatloads of technology to ensure fair elections, but Democrats drag their feet to preserve their ability to steal elections.

Dammit, this is the United States, not some third world country.

BuckeyeSam on July 16, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

all sides should be demanding enforcement of voter eligibility in order to ensure clean elections.

LOL

/the democrats

LibTired on July 16, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Anything else, dear leader?

Inanemergencydial on July 16, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Ann, as Ed said, this isn’t about kicking Franken out, it’s to make sure the process is as fair and accurate as the laws require going forward. Otherwise, we are finished.

JamesLee on July 16, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Oh, now I’m hot on it. This needs to go to the highest level of the judiciary for possible action to include reversal of the Senatorial Election results in MN.

hawkdriver on July 16, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Should the dead vote?? Well, starting next year we’re going to get taxed after death, we might as well vote too!

Justrand on July 16, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Inanemergencydial on July 16, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Exactly.

hawkdriver on July 16, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Dammit, this is the United States, not now some third world country.

BuckeyeSam on July 16, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Updated.

Fallen Sparrow on July 16, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.
AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Agreed; this quaint idea of laws and Constitutional protections is so 18th century.

Bishop on July 16, 2010 at 12:31 PM

What do you think Motor Voter was all about?

Unlike the idiot Republicans, the progressives think long term.

Check out the new “Financial Reform Bill”; it’s nothing more than a massive social engineering bill for women and minorities.

The progressives have been laying the groundwork and preparing the field with Motor Voter like legisation all the while the Republicans were in power worried about the likes of Terri Schiavo.

The stupid party indeed.

rickyricardo on July 16, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Need some attention this morning?

a capella on July 16, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Hmmm so much for equal protection.

Surprise Surprise Suprise

CWforFreedom on July 16, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Of course, this is just the felons, because these records can be checked. What they can’t check is all of the non-citizens who voted, which I’m sure is in the tens of thousands in Minnesota.

All you need is a utility bill for i.d., and as far as I know, you don’t have to be a citizen to get a utility bill.

notropis on July 16, 2010 at 12:35 PM

OT: Car bomb explosion at the US Mexico Border. Head of DHS was on Greta last noght and said border was fine!

ConservativePartyNow on July 16, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Has Timmy Pawlenty weighed in on this yet, or is he still skeered of his own shadow?

Ogabe on July 16, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Purging the voter rolls would most likely toss you out, too, wouldn’t it.

AubieJon on July 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM

OT: Car bomb explosion at the US Mexico Border. Head of DHS was on Greta last noght and said border was fine!

You get your news from Iranian government websites?

YYZ on July 16, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Come on MN residents, take your state back from the crooks.

Kissmygrits on July 16, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Let’s not worry about the truth after all it is relative. /sarc off

Fuquay Steve on July 16, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Language Usage Alert:

“Disinterested” means not having a favored position. If the Department of Justice (is that becoming rather 1984ish?) were “disinterested in enforcing this part of the Motor Voter Act,” they would in fact enforce it unbiasedly. However, it seems that they are uninterested in enforcing it.

I do not point this out to be snarky but to emphasize that words have meaning and the meanings matter,

goddessoftheclassroom on July 16, 2010 at 12:47 PM

YYZ on July 16, 2010 at 12:45 PM

This is from VOA:

ConservativePartyNow on July 16, 2010 at 12:48 PM

That’s why federal law requires states to regularly audit and cleanse their voting rolls to remove the dead and ineligible, in order to protect the value of eligible votes. The Department of Justice has become disinterested in enforcing this part of the Motor Voter Act, a fact pointed out specific to Minnesota by J. Christian Adams last week on a local talk-radio show.

You are quite right, Ed, and this failure to follow the law is an area that cannot be abandoned while the race baiters try to focus “the narrative” into one of racial injustice.

onlineanalyst on July 16, 2010 at 12:49 PM

it’s Bush’s fault. Or Cheney’s. Let’s prosecute!

Fuquay Steve on July 16, 2010 at 12:50 PM

This is from VOA:

ConservativePartyNow on July 16, 2010 at 12:48 PM

That’s better.

YYZ on July 16, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Another issue that should be addressed re voter eligibility is the dual registration or voting by college students not living in the area where they are attending school and the snow birds who send absentee ballots back home while also voting in the location of their vacation second home.

onlineanalyst on July 16, 2010 at 12:52 PM

If the Republicans ever get back in charge of the legislature, they need to get rid of that stupid Motor Voter Act. It invites fraud (by design) in voter registration. The Democrats have used it to corrupt the electoral process in their favor, and you rarely ever hear a word about it from Republicans. It’s idiotic.

AZCoyote on July 16, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

We can’t get rid of Franken, but we can hold Mark Ritchie (the Sec. of State here in MN) accountable for his malfeasance. And we can also ensure that the felon vote doesn’t help Brave Sir Mark Dayton get elected governor. That’s what this is about, ma’am.

Mr. D on July 16, 2010 at 12:54 PM

The ‘authorities’ aren’t concerned. Now if a Republican had been elected, the response would be ‘different’. You know, NUANCE.

GarandFan on July 16, 2010 at 12:55 PM

This sh.. crap, mostly from the left, has been getting worse every election for decades, coming to full flower with ACORN where the fraud is federally/state funded. Like the weather, everybody complains but nobody does anything about it.

petefrt on July 16, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Ogabe on July 16, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Did you watch the video, or are you too scared to see what Pawlenty said?

notropis on July 16, 2010 at 12:57 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Oh, the colours, the colours…

(lights a banana)

Del Dolemonte on July 16, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to subtract felon voters once the ballots have been cast. That’s why federal law requires states to regularly audit and cleanse their voting rolls to remove the dead and ineligible, in order to protect the value of eligible votes.

Because Obama and the Dems need to steal elections, Obama’s DOJ had to sue Georgia for doing exactly what it’s required to do by law.

Buy Danish on July 16, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Ok, it can now be confirmed. AnninCA is Kirsten Powers.

Doughboy on July 16, 2010 at 1:06 PM

The Department of Justice has become disinterested in enforcing this part of the Motor Voter Act

Watch out, Minnesota. This is exactly how the Arizona illegal immigration issue started. The “administration” became disinterested in enforcing the immigration laws. Then when Arizona took matters into their own hands, as you apparently are considering, the “administration” SUED Arizona.

Get your lawyers ready!

UnderstandingisPower on July 16, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Hmmmmmmmmm. Yaaaawwwwwnnnnn.

Eric Holder.

BowHuntingTexas on July 16, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Let it GO? Seriously? Give up on free and fair elections? SURELY you meant “let it go” regarding the Franken nightmare. Fine. Let’s let that go. I think most of us have concerns about the upcoming elections and particularly in 2012. I put nothing past the idiots in charge when it comes to staying in their seats. They’ve railed against us (okay me) for being racist, for being the party of no, for being stupid, etc. I AM SICK OF THEM and anyone who supports them. I have no time for people who don’t use their heads and who don’t consider more than HuffPo or Paul Krapman when reading about a subject.
I’m reading Rove’s book and just finished the part about Gore trying to steal the election and I AM P*SSED.

I want the Republicans to stand up and show some freakin’ backbone. Start TALKING about FAIR elections! TELL people that Congress was Dem for the last years of Bush! TELL people why the R’s are better than the D’s. Stop shooting yourselves in your foot by coming out with stupid little comments that can be misconstrued. Start taking a stand and stop the freakin’ WHIMPERING!

I hope some of these people (certainly, none who are listed in my little comment section or even in this story) get food poisoning (I was going to say ‘burn in hell’ but that seemed a bit harsh…on second thought…).

/Blood pressure meds taken

Yellowdog12 on July 16, 2010 at 1:08 PM

People, PEOPLE!
.
You’re all missing the only important aspect of this situation:
.
Senator Smalley, once he stages a come-back to his previous career on the stage, will have lots of new material.
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Certain Ramadas and Holiday Inns along major interstates in the Midwest may have to be avoided, unless Sen. Smalley performing “Stuart contemplates Reform School”, while wearing a powder blue crushed velvet tux, is your cup of tea … but Al’s gotta be Al.

Arbalest on July 16, 2010 at 1:09 PM

We should consider everyone who voted for Franken to be a felon, because voting for such a sh*t-witted douchebag is a crime in itself.

Sharke on July 16, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Dammit, this is the United States, not now some third world country.

BuckeyeSam on July 16, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Updated.

Fallen Sparrow on July 16, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Hahahaha. Well done. I feel like I’m in a foreign country a lot lately.

scalleywag on July 16, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

We’d be more than happy to let you (it) go. ;)

Is this truly how you feel? You’re ok with dirty elections, illegalities, fraud in the election system? Well good for you. You’re shaping up to be a nice little minion for the coming dictatorship.

capejasmine on July 16, 2010 at 1:15 PM

At the time of the numerous counts, no one including Pawlenty stood up for Coleman. The Republican party cowered to. I can’t say Coleman worked as hard as he could. The whole thing was a travesty from the beginning.

sandee on July 16, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

OK, Lizard Person, I’ll take you seriously for a moment. Why do you want to “let it go”? Is it because you think he is arguing to overturn Franken’s election? He specifically acknowledged that is not possible and their focus is on ensuring valid future elections.
Is it because you think felons should be allowed to vote? Then you need to rethink that position, because it’s clearly not permitted by law.
Is it because you don’t like to be reminded that ACORN has a strong influence on our elections? I thought so.

KS Rex on July 16, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Ann has spoken.
Now let it be done.
/sarc

annoyinglittletwerp on July 16, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Of course they don’t want clean elections.

The Dems would never win anything.

txdoc on July 16, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Exactly, the gullibility and naivete has always amazed me that no one has ever bothered doing the math and asking the obvious question.

If conservatives outnumber the liberals in every state in the union and nationaly by 2-1 overall how is it that the elections they do?

The answer?

They don’t!

And the case with Franken in MN is just one of many, if they ever get the DoJ to investigate (the won’t) when they’re done in MN they should look into the last Guv race in WA, where just like in MN votes kept getting “found” until enough to sway the election was acomplished. Hell, in one MN county the tally just for Franken was greater than the total of the residents of the county, how is that not a red flag?

This has been going on forever, as the Chicago Way is famous for the addage, “keep counting until you get the right number“. We thats tatic blatanly employed in FA during the 2000 debacle where the kept citing FA state law “respect the intent of the voter” over and over ad nauseum. One small technicality though, the FA state law doesn’t say that, it says “respect the clear intent of the voter“. Now as we all remember the endless news clips of the guy holding up the ballot card to the light and gazing at it with a magnifying glass, it seems quite evident that the intent of the voter is not clear.

That these practices are so entrenched is why no matter how the polls show the GOP making big gains this November, I am greatly worried. How else do you think Pelosi is confident enough to garuantee they’ll hold the majority?

I,m scared, and I want my undisclosed bunker. Paging Mr Cheney, we need to talk.

Archimedes on July 16, 2010 at 1:26 PM

We need to bring in poll watchers from Iraq and Iran to make sure our elections don’t get corrupted.

seven on July 16, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Paging Mr Cheney, we need to talk.

Archimedes on July 16, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Too late. Biden already disclosed its location.

notropis on July 16, 2010 at 1:29 PM

This is why the 17th amendment needs to be repealed…..

TeresainFortWorth on July 16, 2010 at 12:22 PM

I wouldn’t say that.
It needs to be repealed to reestablish the check of state governments on the federal government.

Count to 10 on July 16, 2010 at 1:35 PM

Of course they don’t want clean elections.

The Dems would never win anything.

txdoc on July 16, 2010 at 12:19 PM

That’s OK, I wouldn’t relish the company that is the rats nest we call DC. On the other hand, something in Wyoming with great hunting and fishing is another matter. With the way the economy is going the benefit of being able to feed one’s self is gaining attraction for me.

Archimedes on July 16, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Dammit!

Of course they don’t want clean elections.

Too late. Biden already disclosed its location.

notropis on July 16, 2010 at 1:29 PM

That’s OK, I wouldn’t relish the company that is the rats nest we call DC. On the other hand, something in Wyoming with great hunting and fishing is another matter. With the way the economy is going the benefit of being able to feed one’s self is gaining attraction for me.

Archimedes on July 16, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Archimedes on July 16, 2010 at 1:38 PM

I live in SD 60 in south Minneapolis.

There’s very good chance my vote for Coleman was can celled by that of a felon.

I feel disenfranchised and damn mad that the Sec of State cares more about the voting rights of ineligible voters than the vote fraud that discounted my legal ballot.

Bruno Strozek on July 16, 2010 at 1:38 PM

What in the h*ll? Something going wacked with my puter or something.

Archimedes on July 16, 2010 at 1:38 PM

“…it’s worth asking how much value some people put in clean elections, both inside and outside of Minnesota.”

.

mrt721 on July 16, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Ogabe on July 16, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Did you watch the video, or are you too scared to see what Pawlenty said?

notropis on July 16, 2010 at 12:57 PM

You caught me there – I didn’t watch the video. That aside, Timmy Pawlenty has made a name for himself as being just another squish missing his cajones. Maybe bring in some Momma Grizzlies to help the poor dear!

Ogabe on July 16, 2010 at 1:52 PM

You know… With the amount of voting fraud the Democrats are obviously capable of… I think Obama actually lost!

CCRWM on July 16, 2010 at 1:55 PM

See, this is the way the lefties work. Al Gore almost got away with it in Florida, he wanted to keep trying different ‘recounting’ schemes until he found one that worked for him. Had he found one, then the lefties would have said ‘oh, let it go’.

Cheat until the count favors the democratic, then move on quickly.

slickwillie2001 on July 16, 2010 at 2:00 PM

VOTER VERIFICATION REFORM!!!

Looking forward to our transparent, competent and trustworthy government to “reform” voter verification./sarcasm

shick on July 16, 2010 at 2:13 PM

The Repubs need to grow a pair and soon or there will be more Colemans and Dornans.

scullymj on July 16, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Even if the Minnesota Majority report is entirely correct — and it appears very solid — it wouldn’t provide a basis of overturning Franken’s election.

Changing the election, no. Voters recalling Franken and calling for new elections, yes. Unfortunately they are not dealing with an honest party but one that the end justifies the means and nothing is beyond the means.

The democrates and effectively the face of the feds, may have an alterior reason to not be very helpful. People might be encourage to look deeper into other areas for voter fraud. Tight lips do not sink ships or stolen congressional elections If there is a connection to Franken, and the probablity is good that they might find one, that would effectively remove Franken at a time when he is most needed in the upcoming lame duck legistlation sessions where they plan to ram through the last of their socilist/communist legistlation. I add the communist since the upcoming legistlation is lifted from the very planks of the communist parties platform. It might be of interest that Obama’s campaign platform was almost a dupicate of the communist platform, present and more so from the late 90′s which is much more clear on the intent of their goals as is being seen today.

Franklyn on July 16, 2010 at 2:18 PM

Voter intimidation at the polls, ineligible voters being used to swing elections? Why haven’t the UN’s election monitors stepped in?!

JavelinaBomb on July 16, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Please clarify. People are having a hard time figuring out specifically which brand of pig-ignorant bigoted self-righteous criminality they need to respond here.

A) Let Franken’s election shenanigans, including selectively challenged and mysteriously produced ballots, go?

B) Let felons voting go?

C) Let fair elections go?

D) All of the above?

E) Other (please specify)

In absence of an answer, people will probably assume option D).

Merovign on July 16, 2010 at 2:20 PM

There has to be a way to hold local, county, state, and federal employees and agents accountable to follow the laws. If they get to pick and choose what laws they apply then where does the public stand? This means that elected officials are not elected and laws have no meaning except what illegally elected officials tell us. It’s a silent coup of regular folks believing they are inept from doing anything and letting it happen to them without a fight. Our Founding Fathers got it right. We’re all so comfortable where we are that we will only fight once we walk into a personal road block. If we can’t see, feel, or taste it then it’s someone else’s problem. That’s a recipe for destruction.

Sultry Beauty on July 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM

The Repubs need to grow a pair and soon or there will be more Colemans and Dornans.

scullymj on July 16, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Yeah but what if they can’t get invited to the soirees and the must-attend cocktail parties anymore? Surely that is more important than trying to save the country from the fascists? The squishes and super-RINOs will not speak up loudly for their country – it’s just not civilized – let the trailer-trash like the Palins and the Bachmans do the heavy lifting.

The squishes are above that kind of stuff, and doncha know, now is when the RINOs and squishes do their best work, reaching across the aisle at their friendly barbeques and get-togethers. All the best deal-making and fudging of conservative positions is accomplished over the summer as the left-wingers cuckold the spineless RINOs over and over again.

Ogabe on July 16, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Ok, it can now be confirmed. AnninCA is Kirsten Powers.

Doughboy on July 16, 2010 at 1:06 PM

WRONG! At least KP has her looks. Poor Ann only has her keyboard and vast void in her life.

Laura in Maryland on July 16, 2010 at 2:50 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.
AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Perhaps you should direct your frustration at Ed, since he wrote the post and obviously felt no need to ‘let it go’.

joejm65 on July 16, 2010 at 3:02 PM

Department of Justice has become disinterested in enforcing this part of the Motor Voter Act

I got it! Felons who vote must dip their finger in RED ink.

WE the People,
Doing the job the DOJ refuses to do

TN Mom on July 16, 2010 at 3:27 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Hang ups and logic are indignant.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Oh god, let it go, people.

AnninCA on July 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

You might not realize it, but you really don’t want dirty elections. You don’t want elections that are rigged to have a favorable outcome for one party every time it’s close. You don’t want a system where the standard operating procedure is “keep counting until the Democrat is ahead then it’s ballgame, no matter what comes out later”. Party is not the issue here, as no one should want a system where they keep counting until the Republican is ahead, either (I’m certainly sure YOU don’t want THAT).

If you have a rigged system that favors one side, and eventually the other side figures it out but can’t rectify the rigged system, then they no longer have any reason to respect the outcome of elections; they no longer have any reason to follow the rules, and, eventually, they no longer have any reason respect and obey the rulings of those who were elected by this rigged system. Not a good thing if you want to keep a Democracy healthy.

djm1992 on July 16, 2010 at 3:45 PM

I love that the newspeople think we’re so stupid that we need a neat graphic to show us that Coleman lost by 321 votes, but that the newsman read it as “312.”

29Victor on July 16, 2010 at 4:02 PM

We can’t get rid of Franken, but we can hold Mark Ritchie (the Sec. of State here in MN) accountable for his malfeasance. And we can also ensure that the felon vote doesn’t help Brave Sir Mark Dayton get elected governor. That’s what this is about, ma’am.

Mr. D on July 16, 2010 at 12:54 PM

This is exactly right. There’s some sons-of-bit$hes in this state that need to be prosecuted for this crap. That whole election stunk to high heaven…

Oh…we just ‘found’ 600 ballots in the trunk of a car…

DFL…kiss my a$$…..

BigWyo on July 16, 2010 at 4:03 PM

I’ve never agreed with most states relieving felons of their voting rights after they have served their time. The way I look at it, they have paid their price.

BierManVA on July 16, 2010 at 4:40 PM

I’ve never agreed with most states relieving felons of their voting rights after they have served their time. The way I look at it, they have paid their price.

BierManVA on July 16, 2010 at 4:40 PM

A lot of places require felons to petition for restoration after they served. I have no problem with that – you lost the presumption, you have to earn in back. If you don’t ask, I figure you don’t want it, and you’re just another name on the rolls to be used to “fill in the gaps” by ACORN.

Merovign on July 16, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Rock Steal The Vote

TN Mom on July 16, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Forget it Jake, it’s Minnesotatown.

lonesomecharlie on July 16, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Democrats always recount until they get the result they like then stop. Republicans give up the ghost at that point. Weak.

SilentWatcher on July 17, 2010 at 1:32 AM