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  •  Coleman's "cherry picking" ballots answered (2+ / 0-)
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    skohayes, Calvino Partigiani

    TPM reported yesterday that the Minnesota court slapped Coleman down, and in the article points out just which ballots Coleman wants to count:

    Yesterday the court heard arguments regarding the campaigns' positions on 19 categories of rejected absentee ballot envelopes, and whether the voters should be cut sufficient slack as to allow the ballot in. The court has now handed down a ruling on 13 of those categories -- and it's an emphatic No.

    Coleman has currently been allowed to argue for the inclusion of about 4,800 ballots, which were selected from the total pool of over 11,000 rejected votes and just so happen to come largely from his own strongholds. What this ruling means is that he is going to have to significantly chop that list down for the remainder of this trial.

    It looks like Coleman is SOL, going forward.

    •  the TPM article (1+ / 0-)
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      skohayes

      says the same thing the Pioneer Press cited in the diary reported as well.    Townhall's 'report' is remarkably deceitful in that it not only plagiarizes the story, but then uses that plagiarized material to draw the opposite conclusion about cherry-picking.

      •  The diary could be more clear (1+ / 0-)
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        Calvino Partigiani

        When you quote Townhall's Carpenter as saying, "Most of the 4,700 rejected absentee ballots that remain to be counted..." you should remind your readers (historical-detail challenged, like me) that there are considerably more "rejected absentee ballots" (11,000) than the 4,700 picked out by the Coleman campaign.

        That way the deceit of Carpenter's "reporting," and the subtle difference with the actual reporting the Pioneer Press' that she plagiarized would be clear, even to me.

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