The Backstretch?

Are we on the final leg of Minnesota’s endless recount?

Maybe not.  But the Ramsey County court hearing Senator Coleman’s petition on the improperly yesterday rejected ballots has ruled [PDF alert!], largely, in Coleman’s favor.

Scott Johnson at Powerline writes:

The order entered by the three-judge panel presiding in the Coleman election contest proceeding is accessible here. A few observations:

Scott follows up with a dozen points, from the perspective of a guy who unpacks legalism for a living.  Read the whole thing.

So how about the big leftyblogs?

MNPublius, whose franchise Aaron Landry has immeasurably cheapened as a tingly-legged wind-up petblogger for Franken this past year?

Bupkes as this is written.

The Minnesoros “Independent”?

Their bosses in Washington must not have told the “Independent’s” staff what to think yet.

The MinnPost?

This is so complicated“.

So read the Powerguys…

5 thoughts on “The Backstretch?

  1. Absentee Ballots Unlikely to Save Coleman:

    The Coleman campaign, from what best I can tell, appears to be asking for a review of essentially every absentee ballot that they believe is more likely to contain a Coleman vote than a Franken vote. But these ballots have already been evaluated once, twice, and in some cases three times, and at each stage they have been determined to have been rejected properly. As we learned during the recount phase of the process, when the Coleman campaign challenged more ballots than Franken but had fewer successful challenges, it’s not the denominator that counts but the numerator, and I would guess that Franken has about has many successes from his list of 770 as Coleman does from his 4,800.

  2. Both Coleman and Franken tried prematurely to claim victories before the proper process ran its course.

    Both seem to clearly demonstrate that they want anything that might even remotely benefit their position, and the hell with anything that doesn’t, regardless of what is in the best interest of those who voted.

    Neither seems to have a great concern for how long this is going to drag out before a resolution, leaving Minnesotans with only half the appropriate senate representation, which suggests ego coming ahead of concern for public service. If this goes on to oh, say the end of March, fine, it takes a while to work through this. If it goes on past July, flip a freaking coin already, and class this as too close definitively to call for either candidate. A pox on both their houses, er, parties, to borrow a phrase from the bard.

    I applaud the efforts of our system to at least strive for non-partisanship. And I deplore the extent to which this race is being funded by individuals and groups outside of Minnesota who also presumably have no commitment to Minnesotans.

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