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"Thank you for counting my vote"

Started by Waylon, Dec 19, 2008, 06:19:13 AM

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The Worst Ballot Challenge Of All      
By Eric Kleefeld (http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/blogs/kleefeld) - December 18, 2008, 10:32PM
Looking back over today's meeting of the Minnesota state canvassing board, it's become painfully clear that Norm Coleman's big problem is that his ballot challenges are made up almost entirely of brazenly frivolous attempts to get votes for Al Franken thrown out. During the recount proper, that puffed up his apparent lead.

But now we're at the point where all those challenges are resolved-- in other words, he can't hide behind these tricks anymore. To be fair, Franken had his share of hopeless tries to toss Coleman votes, but it was nowhere near this bad.

This one might just be the worst of all. The Coleman campaign tried to get a vote for Franken thrown out because the voter had written on the ballot. What'd they write?

         "Thank you for counting my vote!"

Is there anything more that needs to be said?


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