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Franken Takes the Lead

Al Franken has taken the lead for the first time in the hotly contested Senate race in Minnesota.  My joy has apparently stirred some people up.  Guess what?  That brings me even more joy.  I find it amusing that Republicans cry that Franken has no experience to be 1 0f 100, but yet they had no qualms about Sarah Palin being second in line to push the damn button.  And don’t give me she was a damn mayor and governor.  That’s pathetic and you know it. 

I will also admit I am not a Norm Coleman fan.  I was a Paul Wellstone Minnesota Democrat.  I truly believe he was one of the great politicians of our time.  Honest.  Open.  Fair.  Concerned about his state and country.  Norm Coleman won after desecrating Senator Wellstone’s funeral.  He ran a dirty race while he was alive, so it shouldn’t have been surprising.  I will not be sorry to see Norm Coleman leave the Senate and vacate Paul Wellstone’s seat.


December 19, 2008, 10:44 am
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That’s my evil laugh, in case you are wondering!  I just read something that delighted me!  Norm the Worm Coleman is leading by a mere 5 votes in Minnesota. 

What does that mean?  I’m glad you asked…it means…Al Franken may just be sworn in as the newest Senator from Minnesota!

I’m keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed!!

Missing Ballots in Minnesota
December 4, 2008, 9:07 pm
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Well one of the ugliest races for Senate in 2008 has been delayed yet again. This time due to missing ballots. To be precise, 130 missing ballots.

Team Franken is pleased the state is doing everything it can to find these ballots. Team Coleman…not so pleased. They aren’t even sure there are missing ballots. I would love to ask Team Coleman if they are so sure they’ve won the election, why are they so afraid of actually counting the votes???

So the plot thickens in the Minnesota Senate race recount…and we haven’t even begun to talk challenged ballots!

Franken Fights for Senate Seat…
December 2, 2008, 7:47 pm
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And the Democrats are holding their breath to see if they can get to 60!  Team Franken is claiming to be within 50 votes of freshman Republican Norm Coleman.  Coleman won in 2002, after Senator Paul Wellstone’s plane went down.  To me, and other Wellstone fans, that will always be his seat.  In my mind, had Senator Wellstone lived, there’d be no Norm Coleman to beat.

Naturally the Coleman team is claiming the count is much more in his favor. 

I guess we’ll have to wait and see how many votes are tossed, and how many uncounted absentee ballots actually get counted.

Franken Loses Critical Ruling
November 26, 2008, 1:23 pm
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Today Minnesota’s Canvassing Board denied Al Franken’s request to include 12,000 absentee ballots in the current recount.  These ballots apparently are being discounted due to technicalities.  Minnesota law requires they not be counted.  The Franken Campaign is still hopeful that up to 6,400 ballot may have been mistakenly thrown out.  It is unknown whether the ballots will be looked at again to ensure valid ballots are counted.

This is not good news for Team Franken.  However, with approximately 80% of the vote counted, 3594 ballots are being challenged by both sides.  Team Coleman is challenging 1836 and Team Franken is challenging 1758.

Damn it.  I can’t say I’m thrilled with Minnesota’s voting laws right now.  I also can’t say I’m thrilled with the idea of keeping Norm the Worm Coleman in the Senate for another 6 years.

The Tale of Ole and Lena…
November 25, 2008, 7:03 pm
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Not really, but just as amusing.  Things look to get infinitely more interesting in Minnesota as the recount continues.  The Franken camp is claiming Coleman now leads by a mere 84 votes.

In addition, Team Franken is alleging there are missing ballots.

In Minnesota the Fun Never Ends

Well, this had to have been one of the ugliest Senate races in the 2008 election cycle.  I had hoped Franken would put Coleman away, but sadly they are in recount with Coleman leading by about 120 votes with 60%  recounted.  I’m a Franken fan.  I loved his books and I was so looking forward to him skewering people when they were dishonest…I guess I’ll have to wait and see like everyone else.

Apparently the recount has been a good time.  The link below shows a peek into the crazy of Minnesota.  Go ahead click on the link, I promise it doesn’t take you to a picture of Michelle Bachmann. is the best place for your personal blog or business site.