January 26th, 2009
02:00 PM ET
6 months ago

Coleman attends trial, challenges recount results

Norm Coleman will argue many votes were not recounted properly in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate.
Norm Coleman will argue many votes were not recounted properly in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate.

(CNN) – Former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman has not given up the fight for Minnesota’s Senate seat.

Monday Coleman personally attended the first day of the trial where a three judge panel is considering testimony in his post-election challenge.

In a statement also issued Monday, Coleman took issue with several aspects of the recount recently concluded by a state canvassing board which declared Democrat Al Franken the winner in a very tight race against Coleman.

“I will remain actively engaged through the election contest trial, as I have done through every step of these post-election proceedings,” Coleman said in the statement.

“I have great confidence in my legal team and I remain fully confident that if these issues are properly addressed - if no vote is counted twice, if consistent standards are applied, and if no voter is disenfranchised – I will end up where I was on Election Day: in the lead on my way back to the United States Senate.”

–CNN All Platform Journalist Chris Welch contributed to this report.

soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Denver Dem

    This dude and his supporters plain suck. I piss on them all b/c I know I am a better american and human being than all of them together. Whiney azz cry babies one and all.

    January 26, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  2. lib4

    **Teeth paid for the United Dental Lobbying Consortium**

    January 26, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  3. Rorschach

    From a letter written by Norm Coleman in 1993 to city convention delegates, as he ran for mayor of St. Paul:

    "I am a lifelong Democrat. Some accuse me of being the fiscal conservative in this race — I plead guilty! I'm not afraid to be tight with your tax dollars.

    Yet, my fiscal conservatism does not mean I am any less progressive in my Democratic ideals. From Bobby Kennedy to George McGovern to Warren Spannaus to Hubert Humphrey to Walter Mondale — my commitment to the great values of our party has remained solid."

    ( Colemena apparently omitted the following ... " UNLESS I think the expedient way to get myself elected is to switch parties - that is, unless the party I switch to finds itself on the ropes, then I'm going to bleat like a speared sheep if I don't get my way...")

    Go home, Coleman.

    January 26, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  4. Xavier

    LLLOOOSSSEEERRRR!!!!!!

    January 26, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
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