Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota, Study Finds

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The six-month election recount that turned former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Al Franken into a U.S. senator may have been decided by convicted felons who voted illegally in Minnesota's Twin Cities.

    That's the finding of an 18-month study conducted by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, which found that at least 341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race between Franken, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, then-incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman.

    The final recount vote in the race, determined six months after Election Day, showed Franken beat Coleman by 312 votes -- fewer votes than the number of felons whose illegal ballots were counted, according to Minnesota Majority's newly released study, which matched publicly available conviction lists with voting records.

    Furthermore, the report charges that efforts to get state and federal authorities to act on its findings have been "stonewalled."


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    Just curious: why would a GOP administration stonewall an attempt to do something that would swipe at a Dem senator?
     
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    Wasn't it B1 Bob who lost his seat in the house? Later they found out many votes cast against him were not by registered voters, I could be wrong but I think I recall it correctly. Nothing was over turned then or will it be this time and many are still talking about JFK and the mess that might have got him into office. What is , is.
     
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    341 felons were polled and more than half said they voted Democrat?
     
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    Of course they voted for bleeding hearts who are weak on punishing crime and give criminals more power over their victims by denying law abiding citzens the right to bear arms.
     
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    Is anyone really surprised by this?

    Democrats do love their crooks.
     

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