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November 26, 2008 11:10 PM UTC

Tough Times for Al Franken

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  • by: Skyler

With a win in both Georgia’s run-off election and a recount in Franken’s favor in Minnesota absolutely necessary for the Democratic Caucus to win 60 seats in the US Senate, there’s more bad news for Franken today.

From Politico

Al Franken’s campaign was dealt a serious blow today when the Minnesota Canvassing Board denied its request that rejected absentee ballots be included in the recount tally.

It’s possible that Franken’s campaign could still mount a legal challenge to attempt to get the ballots included.  The campaign has argued that voters were disenfranchised unfairly.

The rejected absentee ballots are important to help Franken overtake Coleman’s narrow lead. With 81 percent of the ballots recounted, Franken is currently trailing Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) by 231 votes, with about 3,000 ballots challenged and not counted in the updated tally.

Franken’s campaign insists that, once the challenged ballots are included, they have narrowed Coleman’s lead to about 85 votes.

So then the question becomes, what’s it look like for Democrats without a Franken or Martin pick-up?  

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3 thoughts on “Tough Times for Al Franken

    1. You really can find better legislation when you have to work for the votes on any bill. Lieberman won’t caucus with the Dems on certain issues, and I’m fine with that. Susan Collins will vote in a Democratic manner on others. There’s nothing wrong with bi-partisanship.

      I haven’t given up yet, though. It’s not looking good for Franken. But Jim Martin could still theoretically pull a win out from under Chambliss. It seems unlikely, as Martin trailed the Republican by 3 percent during the General Election. But with people like Rudy Giuliani and, gasp, Sarah Palin campaigning for the incumbent, Georgia’s next Senator could indeed be a Democrat. Especially with the help of Al Gore.

      1. as has MoveOn. Mark Udall sent out an e-mail asking supporters to help Martin as well.

        But I saw a poll the other day that showed the race was at around the same 3% lead for Chambliss.

        I also don’t think every vote will be straight party lines, even with Lieberman or Collins voting with the Dems. The more support they have for a particular bill, the more weight it has behind it, and the easier it will be to implement.

        That’s what the Republicans failed to grasp when they were attempting to govern for the last eight years–and it’s why there were so many straight party line votes on important issues.

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