Monday, January 5, 2009
Today I'm Watching...Minnesota
Yes, I'm watching Gaza too (who isn't), but frankly I am appalled by the fact that Al Franken will likely be certified the "winner" of Minnesota's Senate seat today. After the 2000 Florida fiasco, I made a decision that I would at least respect legitimate wins by Democrats and not go off on rants about "stolen" elections. However, in this case, I can find no possible way to see the Franken "win" as legitimate. It is almost impossible that Franken would have a lead without the help of several VERY creative decisions by the Minnesota Canvassing Board and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. It board dictated that Republican-leaning counties had to count ballots differently than Democratic-leaning counties (netting lots of votes for Franken), then Ritchie decided to count "improperly rejected" absentee ballots BEFORE many Republican counties had submitted them (Democratic counties had no trouble submitting the, netting 176 votes for Franken). So...I hoped I'd never have to say this in America, but this particular election is DEFINITELY being stolen.