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Al Franken

Posted By John Perazzo On February 5, 2010 @ 10:52 am In DTN Profiles | No Comments


Al Franken is a U.S. Senator representing Minnesota. His 2008 Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman was hotly contested and extremely close. It was also marred by what journalist Matthew Vadum called “appalling irregularities [2] that characterized both the initial and subsequent vote-counting.” The morning after the election, Coleman led Franken by 725 votes. But Franken refused to concede, and the thin margin triggered an automatic recount. As ACORN [3]-aligned Secretary of State Mark Ritchie presided over the recount process, Coleman’s lead gradually vanished due to a host of mysterious, newly discovered votes that almost invariably benefited Franken. A detailed account of these developments can found here [2]. By the time the recount (and a court challenge by Coleman) had ended in April 2009, Franken held a 312-vote lead [4]. On June 30, 2009, after the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit, Coleman officially conceded and Franken was declared the victor.

To view Al Franken’s full profile, click here [5].

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[1] Image: http://frontpagemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Franken.jpg

[2] appalling irregularities: http://spectator.org/archives/2009/04/14/fighting-frankenstein/print

[3] ACORN: http://discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6968

[4] a 312-vote lead: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090630/ap_on_el_se/us_minnesota_senate

[5] To view Al Franken’s full profile, click here: http://discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2361

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