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Dems Are Stealing Election For Al Franken

From a delighted Associated Press:

Coleman loses attempt to block 32 votes from count

Nov 8 2008

ST. Paul, Minn. (AP) Sen. Norm Coleman has failed in an attempt to block 32 absentee ballots from Hennepin County from being counted in his close race with Democrat Al Franken.

Coleman’s campaign asked Ramsey County Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin to issue a temporary restraining order in regard to counting of the ballots.

Gearin says she denied the request Saturday for lack of jurisdiction.

Coleman’s campaign says it made the request after new ballots “suddenly appeared” in a heavily Democratic precinct. It says the ballots had not been secured and counting them would violate state rules.

Franken’s campaign responded that Coleman’s request was nothing more than an attempt to disenfranchise voters.

The Minnesota secretary of state’s office most recent tally had Coleman 221 votes ahead of Franken.

Miraculously with every recount Mr. Franken gets more votes.

Sure this is typical. But it does not make it any less outrageous.

Eventually a line must be drawn in the sand. We can not have election after election stolen by the Democrats through “recounts.”

After all, why should any count be more accurate than any other?

Please update this thread with the latest news on this violation of our very system of government.

Also try to tell your friends about what is happening in Minnesota, since it this story is being studiously ignored by our one party media.

(This AP story is only showing up on local news outlets in the Mid and Far West.)

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, November 8th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “Dems Are Stealing Election For Al Franken”

  1. Enthalpy says:

    Several of the ACORN associated clowns involved in this travesty should recuse themselves and get some people with honor to review the vote count. I know that many of the citizens of Minnesota probable deserve Al Franken, but I would hate to see him as a Senator.

  2. Steve says:

    Here is some background on this outrage from the American Spectator:

    SOS in Minnesota

    By Matthew Vadum on 11.7.08

    As Democrats nationwide try to make the climb to a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the Senate by pursuing recounts, an outspoken ACORN ally presides over the tallying of votes in the still-unresolved Minnesota Senate race.

    The fact that Mark Ritchie, a Democrat and former community organizer, largely controls the electoral process in the Land of 10,000 Lakes may be important.

    That’s because at press time incumbent Republican Norm Coleman led Democrat Al Franken by just 341 votes and the Democrats controlled 57 seats in the Senate, compared to the Republicans’ 40. The Senate races in Alaska and Georgia also have yet to be resolved, though in both the Republicans are leading and are expected to win in the end.

    The Minnesota seat is the only one that Democrats could try to steal. Every seat closer to 60 gives President-elect Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers an opportunity to permanently alter America’s political, economic, and cultural landscape.

    Both Franken and Obama, by the way, were endorsed by ACORN Votes, ACORN’s federal political action committee.

    Minnesota’s secretary of state isn’t a Democrat by happenstance.

    Ritchie, who defeated two-term incumbent Republican Mary Kiffmeyer in 2006, received an endorsement and financial assistance for his run from a below-the-radar non-federal “527” group called the Secretary of State Project. The entity can accept unlimited financial contributions and doesn’t have to disclose them publicly until well after the election.

    The founders of the Secretary of State Project, which claims to advance “election protection” but only backs Democrats, religiously believe that right-leaning secretaries of state helped the GOP steal the presidential elections in Florida in 2000 (Katherine Harris) and in Ohio in 2004 (Ken Blackwell).

    The secretary of state candidates the group endorses sing the same familiar song about electoral integrity issues: Voter fraud is largely a myth, vote suppression is used widely by Republicans, cleansing the dead and fictional characters from voter rolls should be avoided until embarrassing media reports emerge, and anyone who demands that a voter produce photo identification before pulling the lever is a racist, democracy-hating Fascist.

    The group was co-founded in July 2006 by James Rucker, formerly director of grassroots mobilization for MoveOn.org Political Action and Moveon.org Civic Action. “Any serious commitment to wrestling control of the country from the Republican Party must include removing their political operatives from deciding who can vote and whose votes will count,” said another co-founder, Becky Bond, to the San Francisco Chronicle in 2006.

    Its website claims, “A modest political investment in electing clean candidates to critical Secretary of State offices is an efficient way to protect the election.” Indeed. Political observers know that a relatively small amount of money can help swing a little-watched race for a state office few people understand or care about.

    The strategic targeting of the SoS Project yielded impressive results this year and in 2006.

    Days ago, SoS Project-backed Democrats Linda McCulloch (Montana), Natalie Tennant (West Virginia), Robin Carnahan (Missouri), and Kate Brown (Oregon) won their races. Only Carnahan was an incumbent. The Center for Public Integrity reported two months ago that the group had thus far raised a mere $280,000 for the 2008 election cycle.

    Talk about return on investment!

    In 2006, along with Minnesota’s Ritchie, SoS Project-endorsed Jennifer Brunner (Ohio), who last month defied federal law by refusing to take steps to verify 200,000 questionable voter registrations, trounced her opponent, 55% to 41%. Democrats supported by the group also won that year in New Mexico, Nevada, and Iowa. The group claims it spent about $500,000 in that election cycle.

    In the election on Tuesday, Ritchie said his office “received no reports whatsoever of fraudulent voting occurring,” but most news reports omitted the fact that a conservative watchdog group called Minnesota Majority repeatedly urged Ritchie to clean up the state’s voter data. The group urged “a thorough review and verification of all voter registration records.”

    Minnesota Majority claimed last month that there were thousands of irregularities in voter lists, including 261,000 duplicative registrations and 63,000 voters listing an address that the post office reported was “non-deliverable.”

    Ritchie was dismissive.

    “There is a new level of desperateness, a new level of intensity to the process that’s saying, ‘This can’t be right. There must be all these people illegally voting,'” Ritchie told Minnesota Public Radio Nov. 3. “It’s to create a story to explain a political climate. It’s to create a cloud over an election so people don’t accept the outcome.”

    While running for office two years ago, Ritchie recited well-worn liberal talking points on the electoral process. “The only means we have of defending ourselves is the vote, and if you want to throw out or hold accountable leaders who are not doing what you want around [Hurricane] Katrina, or the Iraq war, the vote is your only mechanism. […] When you begin to perceive that your vote is being manipulated, it’s a sign of worry,” he said.

    So far in the Coleman versus Franken vote-tallying process Ritchie seems even-handed. He perhaps inadvertently likened the upcoming official recount to a funeral service that benefits the living because it forces them to accept the death of a loved one. “Recounts are for really the loser to understand and see and then believe that they in fact did not win the election and for their supporters to come to the same conclusion,” he said.

    Most media reports also leave out the fact that Ritchie has extensive ties to the controversial in-your-face direct action group, ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), whose employees have been implicated in electoral fraud time and time again.

    In 2006, the Minnesota ACORN Political Action Committee endorsed Ritchie and donated to his campaign. According to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, contributors to Ritchie’s campaign included liberal philanthropists George Soros, Drummond Pike, and Deborah Rappaport, along with veteran community organizer Heather Booth, a Saul Alinsky disciple who co-founded the Midwest Academy, a radical ACORN clone. One article on Ritchie’s 2006 campaign website brags about the fine work ACORN did in Florida to pass a constitutional amendment to raise that state’s minimum wage.

    It was revealed during a panel discussion at the Democratic Party’s convention in Denver this summer that the Democracy Alliance, a financial clearinghouse created by Soros and insurance magnate Peter B. Lewis, approved the Secretary of State Project as a grantee. The Democracy Alliance aspires to create a permanent political infrastructure of nonprofits, think tanks, media outlets, leadership schools, and activist groups-a kind of “vast left-wing conspiracy” to compete with the conservative movement. It has brokered more than $100 million in grants to liberal nonprofits including ACORN. The aforementioned Pike and Rappaport, who gave money to Ritchie’s campaign, are members of the Democracy Alliance.

    According to IRS 8872 disclosure forms, the Secretary of State Project received donations from Democracy Alliance members including Soros, Rob Stein, Gail Furman, and Susie Tompkins Buell.

    Ritchie said the recount won’t get underway until the State Canvassing Board meets Nov. 18 to certify the U.S. Senate election results. Under state law, the five-member board will consist of Ritchie, two state district court judges he appoints to it, and two state supreme court justices.

    As the politically astute Joseph Stalin once remarked, “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”

    http://tinyurl.com/5zn37b

  3. MountainLoop says:

    This is EXACTLY what happened in the Washington State gubernatorial race in 2004. From the Seattle PI:

    “For weeks, Republicans and Rossi have pounded a steady drumbeat of publicity that called into question the legitimacy of [Democrat] Gregoire’s victory.

    Because of hundreds of potentially illegal votes statewide by felons, ballots cast in the names of dead voters and other elections irregularities, they said her victory should not stand.

    Rossi, a former state senator, won the original count by 261 votes, as well as a mandated machine recount that gave him a 42-vote victory. But the third and final hand recount of the roughly 2.9 million ballots statewide gave Gregoire a 129-vote edge.”

    Read the original article here: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/210906_gov05.html

  4. BillK says:

    Alas, there’s literally nothing we can do about it but bend over and take it.

    ACORN and the Dems will keep finding “lost” ballots that just happen to be 100% for Franken until Coleman loses or concedes.

    Either way there is no way the Dems will ever admit defeat, but as happened in Washington, I’m sure the Republican will eventually simply bow out as usual.

  5. sheehanjihad says:

    Apparently Franken has lost sight of what the office he seeks represents:

    He’s a freakin comedian.
    He has a virulent left wing agenda.
    He is in it for his own self serving ego.
    He could give a damn about the people,
    He will give a damn about contributors and ratings instead.
    He doesnt know what he is doing at all.
    He is a smarmy douchebag who has to cheat, lie and commit outright fraud to gain office.

    Hey, hold on here…..that describes almost the entire democrat party!!……yeah, Franken will fit right in!

    I just hope that he is given simple tasks to perform, like the “joke of the day” for everyone..wearing that three pronged hat with the little bells, the pointed footwear, and dancing around and making faces to keep the entire room in a good mood.

    Sounds about right. It’s a good thing most of his last minute voters are already dead.

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    SJ….Stop beating the drum for them! They love when you call them all those names.I believe they are excited,if you get my drift!! Al Franken is a boner, a joke and a fool!!

  7. sheehanjihad says:

    LD…what galls me is that they still have the nerve to call them “elections”. They arent even close.

  8. Reality Bytes says:

    Franken: A Former comedian who used a flashing APPLAUSE SIGN. Are you surprised?

  9. Liberals Demise says:

    SJ…I like the part that new votes keep turning up from thin air and they are counted. Tomorrows Monday, I wonder what Mr. Postman has in his pouch? OOOOOOoooo……its 540 ballots from Kenya!!!
    Mr Obama pulled through for the white trash carpet bagger/commodian!!

  10. Professor_Repulso says:

    Perhaps a compromise, such as a ten year limit on voting after being pronounced dead.

  11. gipper says:

    “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people really lie for me.”

  12. JohnMG says:

    In the spirit of “Find Waldo”, look at the picture at the head of this article and see if you can locate the ‘rectal sphincter-muscle’. It’s not as easy as you might think.

  13. Professor_Repulso says:

    I think I spied the O-ring directly behind Frank N. Furter.

  14. JohnMG says:

    Bingo!!

  15. Ravenwood says:

    The Dems will steal elections as long as we allow them to. When will we wake up?


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