June 7, 2009

MN Supremes: Show Us the Evidence

Posted in Coleman-Franken, Elections, Minnesota Senate Race, MN Supreme Court, voting tagged , , , at 10:02 pm by bluebanshee

It took seven long months for the Franken-Coleman election contest to wind its way to oral arguments before the Minnesota Supreme Court. Now it appears that the day of final decision is finally near and the certificate of election will be issued.

The consensus of court-watchers is that Al Franken is likely to be seated as the junior U.S. Senator from Minnesota.

The basis for this consensus is the persistent quest for solid evidence from the Coleman legal team. Over and over again the various justices asked for evidence of how many votes there might be to overturn Franken’s 312-vote lead. The justices wanted a witness list, suggestions of what their testimony might be and hard numbers about the ballots in question, not statistical sampling or nebulous
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