MN Court Helping Dems Steal Election
by Martiga Lohn, ASSOCIATED PRESS
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s highest court on Wednesday ruled against Republican Sen. Norm Coleman’s attempt to keep dozens of possible double votes from Democratic-heavy precincts out of the long-running U.S. Senate recount, but left the door open for a lawsuit.
The state Supreme Court unanimously denied Mr. Coleman’s request for a temporary restraining order to block the votes, which the Coleman campaign contended were duplicates that mostly favored Democratic rival Al Franken. The court upheld the state Canvassing Board’s ruling on the matter.
The court’s decision leaves Mr. Coleman with fewer ways to make up ground in the recount, where he now trails Mr. Franken by 47 votes.
Associate Justice Alan Page made it clear the issue of duplicate ballots was unresolved and said the court’s ruling was not binding in a future lawsuit.