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Lott: How Franken Is Stealing MN Election

From the great John Lott, via Fox News:

Minnesota Ripe for Election Fraud

Monday, November 10, 2008

By John R. Lott Jr.

Minnesota is becoming to 2008 politics what Florida was in 2000 or Washington State in 2006 — a real mess. The outcome will determine whether Democrats get 58 members of the U.S. Senate, giving them an effective filibuster-proof vote on many issues.

When voters woke up on Wednesday morning after the election, Senator Norm Coleman led Al Franken by what seemed like a relatively comfortable 725 votes. By Wednesday night, that lead had shrunk to 477. By Thursday night, it was down to 336. By Friday, it was 239. Late Sunday night, the difference had gone down to just 221 — a total change over 4 days of 504 votes.

Amazingly, this all has occurred even though there hasn’t even yet been a recount. Just local election officials correcting claimed typos in how the numbers were reported. Counties will certify their results today, and their final results will be sent to the secretary of state by Friday. The actual recount won’t even start until November 19.

Correcting these typos was claimed to add 435 votes to Franken and take 69 votes from Coleman. Corrections were posted in other races, but they were only a fraction of those for the Senate. The Senate gains for Franken were 2.5 times the gain for Obama in the presidential race count, 2.9 times the total gain that Democrats got across all Minnesota congressional races, and 5 times the net loss that Democrats suffered for all state House races.

Virtually all of Franken’s new votes came from just three out of 4130 precincts, and almost half the gain (246 votes) occurred in one precinct — Two Harbors, a small town north of Duluth along Lake Superior — a heavily Democratic precinct where Obama received 64 percent of the vote. None of the other races had any changes in their vote totals in that precinct.

To put this change in perspective, that single precinct’s corrections accounted for a significantly larger net swing in votes between the parties than occurred for all the precincts in the entire state for the presidential, congressional, or state house races.

The two other precincts (Mountain Iron in St. Louis county and Partridge Township in Pine county) accounted for another 100 votes each. The change in each precinct was half as large as the pickup for Obama from the corrections for the entire state.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune attributed these types of mistakes to “exhausted county officials,” and that indeed might be true, but the sizes of the errors in these three precincts are surprisingly large.

Indeed, the 504 total new votes for Franken from all the precincts is greater than adding together all the changes for all the precincts in the entire state for the presidential, congressional, and state house races combined (a sum of 482). It was also true that precincts that gave Obama a larger percentage of the vote were statistically more likely to make a correction that helped Franken…

This must be stopped.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, November 10th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

18 Responses to “Lott: How Franken Is Stealing MN Election”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    Why when their POTUS candidate won the WH by stealing the election? Do you really expect him nor the DOJ or heaven forbid Congress even bother pretending to give a damn?

    Yes, they can and have contributed to the current economy by investigating the Bush Administration with what, some 3000 ‘hearings’ but real (or even suspected) election fraud won’t see the time of day now that they have the WH, Senate, & House – it is going to get worse rather than better.

  2. GL0120 says:

    It’s not fraud when Democrats do it; it’s enhancing the new world order.

  3. Nuclear Ninja says:

    If Stewart Smalley actually steals this election and makes it to the Senate, every single Republican should stand up and chant “FRAUD, FRAUD, FRAUD…: every single time Smalley tries to speak. Every single time. Make it a national story and let him feel the shame every thief should feel.

  4. Sharps Rifle says:

    Nuclear: Agreed on the treatment for Fraudenstein. Also, whenever Obama comes into the House or Senate chamber, the Republicans should walk out on him. The reason: “We do NOT acknowledge this man’s election as being within the terms of the Constitution until he produces original, non-forged proof of natural birth, immigration status as relates to his adoption in Indonesia and 1981 trip to Pakistan on a non-US passport. Until he provides proof that he IS constitutionally eligible to serve as president, and allows such documentation to be examined forensically, we do NOT acknowledge him as legitimately holding that office.”

    Nice pipe dreams…the Republicans have never shown that they have the testicular fortitude to stand up for any principles other than wanting to be loved by the enemy and getting invitations to the “right” cocktail parties. Until they show that they have some balls, they are beneath any level of contempt I have for the Socialists or Zerobama.

  5. platypus says:

    Affirmative resistance – sounds good to me. How about little desk signs that say “Don’t blame me I voted for the war hero.”

  6. proreason says:

    “I feel confident that the republican party conspired to murder two fine US Senators just to increase their chances of maintaining control of congress”

    You gotta give it to the lefties. They have lifted hatred to a new level.

    Even rabid dogs would cringe in the face of it.

    But Obamy’s a tuff guy as he told us so often, he’s cool wit it.

  7. JohnMG says:

    Whose turn is it to make the popcorn?

    I’d say judging from the above rant we’ve been visited by one of the “once-a-year patriots”, someone who usually crawl out from under a rock and spews his bile on Veteran’s Day as a means of proving his bonafides.

    Yep. A reg’lar J.F. Kerry-type. Yessiree, Bob!!

    Extra butter on mine, please.

  8. Nimblicity says:

    Confidently believing blood libel of one’s countrymen does not a patriot make.

  9. sheehanjihad says:

    Ohhhhhh, so that’s how people act who are suffering from PTSD! Poor bastard. Cleaning mess kits gave him a blister…..he’s been under the VA’s care since it was lanced eight years ago. Nimblicity gave it a true ring…..well done.

  10. Anonymoose says:

    I feel confident that the republican party conspired to murder two fine US Senators

    No, I am not a conspiracy theorist

    Make up your mind, will you?

  11. 1sttofight says:

    Unlike these cowards, and every talking head on Fox News, I DID serve my country in the military and I have never ran from any fight. I am not a coward.

    Lets go outside and settle this.

  12. BigOil says:

    AREALMORON – A conspiracy theorist…Nah. In fact, I fear you may be on to us. Two Democrat Senators offed is just the tip of the iceberg. Do Democrat Senators Tim Johnson and Edward Kennedy ring a bell. Sure, it may have appeared like their near death experiences were due to natural causes…

  13. JohnMG says:

    What that mental midget failed to include in his “non-conspiracy, conspiracy theory’ is that the voters of Missouri went on to elect the ‘dead’ candidate Mel Carnahan after his opponent, John Ashcroft, suspended his campaign in respect for the Carnahan family. Carnahan’s wife Jean was then assigned his (Mel’s) seat, going on to become one of Missouri’s most lack-luster U S senators. She was subsequently un-seated in a required special election by Jim Talent. Talent, who lost a close election (midst obvious voter fraud allegations) refused to contest the results, and handed his seat over to Clair McCaskill, who, in case anyone hasn’t noticed, will have to have her lips surgically removed from Barack Obama’s _____ (pick your own anatomical member) before innaguration day. Unfortunately for us here in Missouri, the governorship switched from Republican to Democrat this November, meaning if “Claire-the Fair” receives a cabinet position (a distinct possibility) the sitting governor will appoint an interim senator to fill out her seat until the next general election when another special election for senate will be held. Obviously, the new democrat governor, Jay Nixon, will appoint a democrat. (Wouldn’t you?)

    And so, AREALPECKERHEAD, quite a non-conspiratorial conspiracy theory you have there. Really worked out well for the republicans, too! Dipshit!!

  14. Lipstick on a PIAPS says:

    If you are AREAL PATRIOT go serve your country by visiting East Africa and monitor things there for the next 75 years. Try to sell stupid somewhere else, we are not buying.

  15. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

    “I have never ran from any fight. I am not a coward.”

    That’s right goshdarn it, that’s why I’m calling you all out here on the internet. I’ll even open a port on my firewall if any of you are feeling froggy!

  16. ktown64 says:

    “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, everyone voted for me!” Stuart Smalley

  17. Grassy Knoll says:

    I just looked in the backseat of my car and there are about 230 ballots back there. The amazing thing is that they are all marked for Franken and there are no other marks on them, including any votes for President. I understand from listening to Lanny Davis last night that this is not unusual at all and that these votes should be counted. I certainly don’t want to jump to any conclusions of voter fraud, but what should I do?

  18. BillK says:

    Seriously, who would stop them?

    The MSM won’t as they love Franken.

    The voters “had their say.”

    Republicans are such bad winners I’m in all honesty surprised Coleman hasn’t simply conceded by now.

    Nope, if the voters of Minnesota don’t care, there’s certainly nothing the rest of us can do.

    Of course as we’re seeing in California with Prop. 8, even if the voters do say something on a subject, the courts have final say anyway.

    Remember this is peanuts compared to the #$@! the Obama administration will do just in the first 100 days.

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