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Senate advised to distance itself from Minn. recount

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    A former member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) says it would be a "grave error" for the U.S. Senate to intervene in the Minnesota recount involving Republican Senator Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken.

    Al Franken's campaign has suggested it might seek the aid of the Democratic-controlled Senate or the courts to get up to 1,000 discarded absentee ballots counted since the Minnesota Canvassing Board ruled that it did not have the authority to review the rejected ballots. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) is quoted as saying the Canvassing Board's decision not to count the ballots is "a cause for great concern."

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  2. LeBuick

    LeBuick New Member

    Jun 8, 2006
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    I don't blame the Senate for staying away from that fight. There's no winning.

    You could step in and end up with Al. (looser)

    Or you can step in and end up with Coleman (looser)

    Either way, MN isn't sending a great contribution to the Hill and one is no better than the other with the exception that Al is like voting for Blinky the Clown...