Thursday, November 20, 2008

a vote for the lizard people

I'm originally from Minnesota, so I'm following the manual recount of the Senate election between Al Franken and Norm Coleman. If there's any doubt about the voter's intention a ballot may be challenged and put aside for later judging.

Minnesota Public Radio has put up a gallery of challenged ballots that will be completely unsurprising to anyone who has ever tried to teach their grandmother or pot-head nephew how to use a computer.

As an aside, Al Franken turned out to be a much weaker candidate than anyone thought. In a Democratic state like Minnesota, in an anti-republican year like this, against a completely unimpressive incumbent like Norm Coleman, he should have put this thing away easily.

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