The Minnasota Senate Recount Is Still Not Over.

@elmiko (6640)
United States
December 20, 2008 10:42pm CST
Al Franken just recently opened a lead over his Senate Contender Norm Coleman. Will 2008 be about Al Franken,lol.
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@Taskr36 (13924)
• United States
21 Dec 08
Frankly I think they should have a runoff as they did in Georgia. I guarantee it would be a landslide if that happened. The only reason the election is so close is because many Obama supporters, who wouldn't show up for a runoff, voted straight Democrat without ever thinking of who Al Franken is or how bad he is for this country. It could have been Mickey Mouse with a D next to his name and he would have gotten just as many votes as Franken if not more.
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@anniepa (27239)
• United States
23 Dec 08
I was under the impression Minnesota was a rather liberal state so I really don't see why you'd predict a landslide. Also, isn't it up to the individual states to decide if they have to have a runoff or not? I'd think that would be rather expensive. Annie
@Taskr36 (13924)
• United States
23 Dec 08
Of course it's up to the states to decide. I neither said, nor implied otherwise. I think it would be a landslide because democrats wouldn't show up to vote for Al Franken. Right now it's looking like he could win based solely on bad decisions from the incompetent canvassing board. Here are some examples: http://johnrlott.tripod.com/other/ColemansXs.html
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
23 Dec 08
i know people who vote straight democrat without thinking who there voting for. i'm an independent though so i put more thought into it.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
21 Dec 08
looks like it huh?
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
23 Dec 08
it seems like Al Frankens going to win.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
23 Dec 08
hmmmmmmmm
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
21 Dec 08
Are they still going to be counting votes next December or do you think they'll have a winner by then? Personally, I don't like Franken and I agree with the poster above who commented on the importance of voting. Each one does count.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
23 Dec 08
yes unless its Florida with 1/2 a vote.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
21 Dec 08
I know this may seem funny to many, but to me it proves how important it is to vote. This is a great example of how much your individual votes can count.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
23 Dec 08
thats true
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
23 Dec 08
Have no idea what Al Franken stands for, except that he is democrat and Coleman is Republican but it shows that votes do count and if Franken gets in because the Republican supporters thought they had enough and some stayed home, well it is the fault of those who did not get out and voted. Of course, it could be that the extra votes for Franken were illegal and were the result of stuffing the ballots, but by the time you find out, it will be too late.
@Taskr36 (13924)
• United States
23 Dec 08
If Franken wins the real reason will be the canvassing boards work towards giving him votes he didn't earn and taking votes away from Norm Coleman that were clearly placed for him. Take a look at the links I posted for Annie.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
23 Dec 08
i agree and don't understand how it can be a legit win after recounting the ballots for so long.
@anniepa (27239)
• United States
23 Dec 08
It will be the year of Al Franken and the Senate of Al Franken. Whenever a bill comes up for a vote we should all ask ourselves, "How does Al Franken feel about this?"...lol! Annie
@Taskr36 (13924)
• United States
23 Dec 08
At the rate this canvassing board is going they'll hand this one to Franken and it will forever be marked as a bogus win. Take a look at how they're "divining" the will of voters. http://johnrlott.tripod.com/other/ColemansXs.html http://johnrlott.tripod.com/other/FrankensXs.html
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
23 Dec 08
lol, maybe after i find out about a good politician views that i admire than i'll want to know how Al Franken feels.