Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The reason I moved back to Minnesota...

You have to love a State where standing in line at your local polling place means you can have discussions with folks about what kind of detergent works best with orange jump suits. And if they prefer their candidate in feather boas or diapers.

From FOXNews
Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota

The six-month election recount that turned former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Al Franken into a U.S. senator may have been decided by convicted felons who voted illegally in Minnesota's Twin Cities.

That's the finding of an 18-month study conducted by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, which found that at least 341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race between Franken, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, then-incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman.

The final recount vote in the race, determined six months after Election Day, showed Franken beat Coleman by 312 votes -- fewer votes than the number of felons whose illegal ballots were counted, according to Minnesota Majority's newly released study, which matched publicly available conviction lists with voting records.

Furthermore, the report charges that efforts to get state and federal authorities to act on its findings have been "stonewalled."

"We aren't trying to change the result of the last election. That legally can't be done," said Dan McGrath, Minnesota Majority's executive director. "We are just trying to make sure the integrity of the next election isn't compromised."



Vincenzo said...


Joe @ Defend Us In Battle said...

I wonder if the governments in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Illinois get together and see who can get away with more lunacy.

Kwame: "Oh yeah Obama, I'll see your Blogo scandal, and get MYSELF thrown in prison!"

Franken: "Heh, Ill run for office and win!"