Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Bad Senator! No Presents For You."

Norm Coleman didn't get his Christmas wish (yes yes yes, I know he's Jewish!) from the Minnesota Supreme Court today:
In a unanimous decision handed down just now, the state Supremes denied Coleman any relief in a lawsuit he was waging to deal with allegations of double-counted absentee ballots, which his campaign says have given an illegitimate edge to Al Franken. The Coleman campaign was seeking to switch 25 selected precincts back to their Election Night totals, which would undo all of Franken's recount gains in those areas and put Coleman back in the lead.

The court, however, sided with the Franken camp's lawyers in saying that a question like this should be reserved for a post-recount election contest proceeding, as the proper forum to discover evidence -- and which also has a burden of proof that heavily favors the certified winner.

Simply put, Coleman is in very big trouble right now. With Al Franken leading by 47 votes, this lawsuit was Coleman's best shot at coming from behind. And it just failed, making a Franken win nearly a foregone conclusion when this recount finishes up in early January.
Normie, no doubt, will sue--let him! As far as I'm concerned, it's all over but the shouting and the swearing-in of Senator Al Franken. Norm, be a man and just effin' concede, will ya?

Senator Franken....heh....the only thing that sounds better than that is President Barack Obama. It just might be a merry Xmas and a Happy New Year, indeed!

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