UPDATE!: All Hell Breaks Loose!
All hell just broke loose in the Minnesota courtroom, with Al Franken’s lawyers catching Team Coleman in the act of yet more concealing of evidence — and they’ve now made a motion to totally strike the Coleman camp’s claims about double-counting of ballots, which the Coleman camp has hoped to use to subtract over 100 votes from Franken’s lead.
(Back to the original post..)
What?! Is he in the third grade??
The talk from the Coleman campaign about how the Minnesota election results are unreliable, and that a do-over election could be an option, has now gone beyond just Norm Coleman’s lawyers — it’s now coming from the mouth of Norm himself.
Coleman did an interview with Sirius conservative talk-radio host Andrew Wilkow, and discussed the campaign’s argument that the court’s current strict standards for allowing in previously-rejected ballots must by extension render illegal a whole lot of ballots accepted and counted on Election Night, when local election officials used lax standards:
“What does the court do?” Norm asked rhetorically. “Yeah, you know some folks are now talking about simply saying run it again, just run it again.”
Coleman, you lost. Accept it. These tactics are transparent and pathetic – behavior unbecoming a United States Senator.
Give it a rest already and move on. Stop holding the state of Minnesota hostage, and let Senator-elect Al Franken do the job to which he was fairly elected. The winner has already been certified by the State of Minnesota, and, it wasn’t you. And even though you have been attending GOP Caucus meetings, you are officially no longer a US Senator (even though you are still masquerading as one). Remember, your term expired this past January 3.. Didn’t you get the memo..?
I know you believe, as you said ,”God wants me to serve“, but God doesn’t pick sides. And that was a seriously pathetic tactic to use..
Read “Dead In Its Tracks: An Anatomy of Norm Coleman’s Failed Effort to Contest MN’s U.S. Senate Election” from BradBlog (a guest opinion piece from an attorney of 31 years from California).
Another setback for Republican Norm Coleman at the Minnesota Senate recount trial — and it could be a big one. The judges have thrown out the testimony of a Minneapolis poll worker who claimed to witness errors that could have caused double counting of votes. The poll worker had supplied materials to Coleman’s legal team that weren’t given to lawyers for Democrat Al Franken. The judges found that a violation of civil trial procedures.
The disqualification of Pamela Howell’s testimony could have big ramifications. Howell, an acknowledged Republican, served as an election judge in Minneapolis. She’s the only Coleman witness who said she was present when duplicated ballots without proper markings were fed through counting machines.
Turn out the lights.. The party’s over…