Thursday, July 15, 2010
Felons Vote for Democrats
Minnesota should be really Proud
That was the part of the article about Al Franken's ill-gained Senate seat that jumped out at me. Not that I'm particularly surprised, but it's nice to have in writing for when someone like rbb asks for written proof of what everyone already knows...
"...341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race between Franken, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, then-incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman.
The final recount vote in the race, determined six months after Election Day, showed Franken beat Coleman by 312 votes -- fewer votes than the number of felons whose illegal ballots were counted, according to Minnesota Majority's newly released study, which matched publicly available conviction lists with voting records..." (source)
I was going to point out that I wouldn't even want the win if it was convicted felons that had rallied behind me and put me over the top...but then again, Democrats are probably against the no voting restriction places on rapists, murderers and pedophiles...because who are we to tell someone that raped a child that he can't have a say in our Democracy...
And, what no one is saying about this story is --what happens from here? This was no insignificant election. Stuart Smalley was the 60th vote that got Obama care through. Does this throw that into limbo? Does the State do an investigation or does a comedian get to keep his illegitimate seat?