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Granny Magda
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Message 32 of 300 (490516)
12-05-2008 10:31 AM
Reply to: Message 31 by Wounded King
12-05-2008 5:53 AM


Re: Interesting NY times article
Hi WK,
The lizard people have eaten a vote in Beltrami County. That’s not so strange in a recount like the one underway in Minnesota ” voters do all kinds of inexplicable things like inscribing “lizard people” in the write-in slot, as one did, invalidating his ballot.
I think it's a disgrace that Minnesota is stomping upon the democratic rights of lizard people.
Seriously, I do think that the article has a valid point. When the vote margin is so close to the inevitable margin of human error, it is hard to see the result as being a mandate for anyone.
Would it be unreasonable to hold another vote in such circumstances? With such large numbers voting, close outcomes like this have got to be a rare event, so it seems practical enough to hold the occasional second ballot.
Mutate and Survive

"The Bible is like a person, and if you torture it long enough, you can get it to say almost anything you'd like it to say." -- Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade

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Granny Magda
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Posts: 2462
From: UK
Joined: 11-12-2007


Message 37 of 300 (491664)
12-19-2008 4:45 AM
Reply to: Message 35 by Minnemooseus
12-19-2008 2:23 AM


Re: Even tighter - Current Coleman lead: 188 votes
Hi Moose,
The FSM ballot counts, because the write-ins were for "Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor". The actual senatorial vote was clearly for Franken.
The picture is from the Minnesota Independent. I found it via Pharyngula.
I think the FSM would be a good choice. After all, he only made the soil and water last Thursday. He wouldn't want to see them go to waste already.
Mutate and Survive

"The Bible is like a person, and if you torture it long enough, you can get it to say almost anything you'd like it to say." -- Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade

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Granny Magda
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Message 40 of 300 (491734)
12-20-2008 12:52 PM
Reply to: Message 38 by fallacycop
12-19-2008 10:39 PM


Re: Interesting NY times article
Ah, you're right of course FC. It is unsatisfying that situations like this leave no-one with much of a mandate, but I suppose that's just tough.
On the bright side, it seems as though the recount process in Minnesota has been exemplary, if slow. I have seen no real reason for the eventual loser, whoever it may be, to gripe about the process.
Mutate and Survive

"The Bible is like a person, and if you torture it long enough, you can get it to say almost anything you'd like it to say." -- Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade

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