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17th February
2009
written by Sean Noble

Al Franken, one of the nation’s most unfunny funnymen, continues to demonstrate is character by insisting that he be addressed as “Senator-elect” even though there is no decision at this point on the election for the Senate seat in Minnesota.

Franken holds an alleged 225-vote lead at the moment.  I say alleged, because there are a number of questions about how some county recorders “re-reported” votes after initially reporting vote totals that showed Republican Senator Norm Coleman with a lead of about 700 votes.

Because of the high-stakes nature of this battle, it’s going to stretch for at least a few more weeks and continue to burn big money in legal fees on both sides. It ain’t over yet.

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  1. 17/02/2009

    My wish on this situation is that somebody looks over the voting system in Minnesota and makes some good thoughtful plans on how to improve it next time around.

    Of course it is possible that it is working pretty well (but not perfectly).

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