Minnesota's Supreme Court has approved a request by the campaigns of incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken to extend the deadline local election officials and the two campaigns have to finish sorting through improperly rejected absentee ballots to January 2, from the previous deadline of 31.
The canvassing board will have until January 4 to count the ballots, which will be delivered to the state unopened and uncounted, for voter privacy purposes.
That date doesn't mark the race's finish line: Both campaigns would still be able to challenge the state's count beginning the next day.
An inditment would end this whole thing and save millions for Minnesota taxpayers. If Coleman did something wrong then get the ball rolling. If the GOP is interferring then let a U.S. Attorney know.
Just declare Franken the winner already. Stop giving a sense of false hope to Republicans.
Why do you never see Norm Coleman and Max Headroom in the same room? It's a mystery!
I CANT WAIT UNTILL I SEE COLEMAN LOSE THE SEAT ITS GONNA BE GREAT DAY FOR AMERICAN PPL
Al Franken... Wow...
Good luck MN...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!
Man, you know if it wasn't the GOP's "unfortunate time", why not run?? Al Franken is making Paris Hilton look good if she would ran, LOL!!
Where you can be inches from indictment and still be inches from re-election. Even if Coleman wins the seat, it'll be kind of hard for him to cast his votes when he's in an orange jumpsuit in Leavenworth. Coleman is the Minnesota equivalent of Rod Blagojevich.
What do you expect from a state that proudly elects a pro wrestler as governor and recently re-elects an openly homophobic fascist named Michelle "Hitler was right when he was talking about the gays" Bachmann? Bachmann would seriously round up blacks and gays if she had the chance.
That’s fantastic. I am elated at the fact that we still have an ongoing recount. At this rate, it is going to bleed over to the 2010 election. At some point, just declare a winner because neither side is going to be happy with the outcome.
The fact that a comedian / talk show host can take a sitting senator to the mat like this speaks volumes about what kind of senator Coleman has been. The senate is actually "chock full" of jokers, so Franken will fit right in.
I think those two should be allowed to go fight this out in a boxing match. Proceeds from tickets used to pay for Minnessota infrastucture needs.
Franken would knock Coleman over the ropes and onto the floor in the first round, so Al would have to be told to hold back any KO until later, like the fifth round.
norm's a putz and dick cheney's boy.
And the chaos continues... This continues to be a mess. Let me know when it is over.
Is things still going on? Concede already, Coleman!
Just keep counting them over and over until the Minnesota Mafia (the Democrats) have stuff the ballots with newly inked votes for the comedian Franken. The democrats in that state must be desperate to want a dirty-mouthed comedian as a senator.
Well at least in Minnesota you get a fair count. When the republican is ahead it seems the GOP'er head to the courts and get the ballot counting stopped. bush wouldn't have won if they didn't.
No matter who wins in Minnesota you have to applaud the fact that they didn't stop and counted all the valid ballots.
Wow, has that photo been retouched?! ? Norms got some fabulously bright chompers!
One Word. Ridiculous
I'll be happy when this is over just so I don't have to see Coleman's swarmy face and TEETH all the time.
Hope we never see this snake again except perhaps doing a perp walk in handcuffs.
Coleman is a crook and wanted to shut down the recount, but got his in the end. Now that he is losing and won't be around next year to gum up the works we can all get a laugh out of Franken.
And another one bites, another one bites, another one bites the dust. Hey, hey, hey, another one bites the dust.
Al Franken, who has run around for the past eight years claiming Bush "stole" the election of 2000 is in the process of election grand larceny and won't even bat an eye. Yet another example of democrat hypocrisy.
Both look like they've had too much Helium