The Op-Ed Board at the Wall Street Journal is now looking into the recount oddities going on in the Senate race up in Minnesota. There are too many strange things happening for anyone to look at it and not think anything of it. Given that the Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is a partisan Democrat and has ties to the fraud-laden voter registration group ACORN, alot of what has been happening up there simply cannot be chalked up to “oversights” and “mistakes.”
From the WSJ:
|The vanishing Coleman vote came during a week in which election officials are obliged to double-check their initial results. Minnesota is required to do these audits, and it isn’t unusual for officials to report that they transposed a number here or there. In a normal audit, these mistakes could be expected to cut both ways. Instead, nearly every “fix” has gone for Mr. Franken, in some cases under strange circumstances.
For example, there was Friday night’s announcement by Minneapolis’s director of elections that she’d forgotten to count 32 absentee ballots in her car. The Coleman campaign scrambled to get a county judge to halt the counting of these absentees, since it was impossible to prove their integrity 72 hours after the polls closed. The judge refused on grounds that she lacked jurisdiction.
Up in Two Harbors, another liberal outpost, Mr. Franken picked up an additional 246 votes. In Partridge Township, he racked up another 100. Election officials in both places claim they initially miscommunicated the numbers. Odd, because in the Two Harbors precinct, none of the other contests recorded any changes in their vote totals.
According to conservative statistician John Lott, Mr. Franken’s gains so far are 2.5 times the corrections made for Barack Obama in the state, and nearly three times the gains for Democrats across Minnesota Congressional races. Mr. Lott notes that Mr. Franken’s “new” votes equal more than all the changes for all the precincts in the entire state for the Presidential, Congressional and statehouse races combined (482 votes).
Statistically, things are not adding up properly.
And why is Ritchie’s involvement making this whole thing even more suspect?
|One of Mr. Ritchie’s financial supporters during his 2006 run for office was a 527 group called the Secretary of State Project, which was co-founded by James Rucker, who came from MoveOn.org. The group says it is devoted to putting Democrats in jobs where they can “protect elections.”
Mr. Ritchie is also an ally of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn, of fraudulent voter-registration fame. That relationship might explain why prior to the election Mr. Ritchie waved off evidence of thousands of irregularities on Minnesota voter rolls, claiming that accusations of fraud were nothing more than “desperateness” from Republicans.
If the Democrats are allowed to steal this election, it will signal the opening of a very
bad era in American politics in which the people can have their votes cancelled out by the fraud mechanisms being out in place by leftist groups such as MoveOn.org, ACORN and the Secretary of State Project.
I hope everyone is watching.
You can access the complete column on-line here:
Mischief In Minnesota?
The Wall Street Journal
November 12, 2008
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