Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hey Norm, The Fat Lady's Beginning To Sing

The Minnesota election court judging the near-endless Franken-Coleman trial delivered a ruling today, and it's a hard kick in the ass for Normie:
The court reviewed 980 copies of rejected absentee ballots that both campaigns had submitted to the court arguing they should be counted under the law. We don't know the exact proportions, and Coleman alone had submitted more than that. Of those, the court has individually selected 400 of those for final review of the originals. But even all 400 of these won't be counted: "To be clear, not every absentee ballot identified in this Order will ultimately be opened and counted."

So these 400 ballots, mostly from Hennepin, Ramsey, and St. Louis counties, areas that went heavily for Franken, will finally be counted; and miracle of miracles, Harry Reid said through a spokesman that "Senator Reid is looking forward to the final resolution of this case by the Minnesota courts so that Al Franken can finally be seated as the new senator from Minnesota." What, Harry finally found his balls, too? Amazin'!

Norm, being the weasel that he is, has promised to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court with this latest attempt to delay his indictment for corruption legal quest to do what he couldn't do on November 4th (namely, win reelection), but with today's ruling, it doesn't look like he'll even succeed with an appeal, should he lose. The election court covered themselves pretty well; there isn't much room to appeal on, given this ruling. So Norm has to win 313 of those 400 votes, or he's finally out.

Make way for Senator Franken....and about damn time, too!

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