Ballot Challenges Being Made on Basis that Voting for the Republican Presidential Nominee Must Be Indication of ‘Voter Intent’ for Republican Senate Candidate…
I wrote over the weekend of how the numbers of challenged ballots, by both the Franken and Coleman campaigns in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate hand count, have been ballooning as the count proceeds. In some cases, there are good reasons to challenge ballots on the basis of whether the voter’s intent is clear or not.
And then, there’s the Coleman campaign’s attempts to challenge ballots simply because the voter had voted for John McCain, and thus, as they argue, a vote for Al Franken, or for no Senate candidate at all must have been a mistake, and the ballot should be counted instead for Norm Coleman.
No, seriously, this is what they are arguing. Here’s The Uptake’s video report:
(Note: TheUptake.org has been featuring regular daily LIVE VIDEO coverage of the counting at a number of locations, in addition to their edited video features posted at their RecordTheVote.com site. Thank you, Uptake! I’ve been on the road, and off the grid almost every day for the last few — and will be again for the next several — so if you guys see any vids over there that folks ought to know about, please leave the links in comments!)