View Full Version : Schumer: GOP trying to stop Minn. recount

11-14-2008, 12:35 PM
Schumer, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), said allies of Sen. Norm Coleman, the GOP incumbent, are working to undermine the recount even though it is required under Minnesota law and neither candidate can “short-circuit” it.

Schumer pointed to statements made by former Bush administration official Hans von Spakovsky and “attack documents” circulated by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) — both of them aimed at Minnesota election officials.

"The Coleman campaign is juicing up the right wing to put pressure on the process,” Schumer said. “The right wing has worked itself into a lather in a clear attempt to intimidate election officials from doing their job … I have news for those seeking to intimidate the process: Minnesota is not Florida."

The Hill has contacted the NRSC for a response.

A state canvassing board was appointed this week and a recount starts next Wednesday in the race between Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken. Coleman won by only 206 votes out of 2.9 million ballots cast to take hold of a slim 41.99-41.98 percent lead over Franken. The final results of the race are unlikely to be certified until mid-December.http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/schumer-gop-trying-to-stop-minn.-recount-2008-11-13.html

It's a little bit suspicious when Dems keep finding votes in their trunks ya know?

11-14-2008, 02:18 PM

It's a little bit suspicious when Dems keep finding votes in their trunks ya know?A little bit ?Those thieves will pull this every chance they get .Do the last Washington state elections ring a bell with you ?
They were able to 'find' ballot after ballot until they finally won and halted the recount .A totally stolen election and they got away with it !

On November 2, 2004, Washington voters produce the closest governor's race in United States history as they split virtually evenly between Democratic Attorney General Christine Gregoire (b. 1947) and Republican former State Senator Dino Rossi, with about 2 percent favoring Libertarian Ruth Bennett. Democratic Senator Patty Murray (b. 1950) easily defeats Republican U.S. Representative George Nethercutt (b. 1944) to become only the fourth senator from Washington to win a third consecutive term. Democrat John Kerry (b. 1943) wins the state's 11 electoral votes but loses the national election to George W. Bush (b. 1946). In the governor's race, Rossi will narrowly lead the initial count and a machine recount, but Gregoire will take office after being certified the winner by 129 votes following a manual recount. Seven months after Election Day she will prevail against the Republicans' court challenge with a final 133-vote margin. Two overwhelmingly approved initiatives -- to establish a "top two" primary and to clean up the Hanford nuclear reservation -- will also face court battles, which will delay implementation of the new primary system and overturn the Hanford measure.