Minnesota Voters to Sore Loser Coleman: “Concede”

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

h/t politicalbase.com Voters Tell Coleman To Concede

Two new Minnesota polls reveal that its state's voters want former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) to concede his narrow loss to Al Franken (D), believe the election was fully fair, don't approve of his continued legal appeals, and want to be fully represented in the U.S. Senate:

Star Tribune Minnesota Poll:

Nearly two-thirds of Minnesotans surveyed think Norm Coleman should concede the U.S. Senate race to Al Franken, but just as many believe the voting system that gave the state its longest running election contest needs improvement.

A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found that 64 percent of those responding believe Coleman, the Republican, should accept the recount trial court's April 13 verdict that Democrat Franken won the race by 312 votes.

Only 28 percent consider last week's appeal by Coleman to the Minnesota Supreme Court "appropriate."

Grove Insight Research:

A new poll from Grove Insight Research shows that Minnesota voters want Norm Coleman to concede and Gov. Pawlenty to sign the election certificate that will allow Al Franken to be seated — finally — in the U.S. Senate.

The poll, commissioned by Alliance for a Better Minnesota, showed that 59% of surveyed voters believe Coleman should concede to Al Franken, while just 34% believe he should keep his legal challenge going. Those numbers fit with the 61% who believe the recount and challenge process has been fair and impartial, against just 24% — the true dead-end of the conservative rump — who still question the process.

54% now believe that Franken won in November fair and square, while just 26% believe Coleman actually won.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Supreme Court has set oral arguments in Coleman's appeal for June 1.

The election attorneys in Minnesota who have reviewed this case almost unanimously assert that Coleman has little or no chance of winning, his appeal is solely for the purpose of delaying his inevitable loss. Sore Loser.

0 responses to “Minnesota Voters to Sore Loser Coleman: “Concede”

  1. I kind of have to side with Thane on this one. Yeah, I know it’s just obstruction at this point, but if the roles were reversed I think we would be supporting our candidate exercising his/her full legal options.

    We’re talking about a win margin of about .01%.
    312 votes out of 2.9 million.
    *(figures from fivethirtyeight.com)

    Dems must make absolutely sure that the 49.99% of people who didn’t vote for Franken in the election know that we did everything we could to make sure their votes handled fairly. More than 1 in 3 want Coleman to continue. Let’s let him.

    On the bright side, this just continues to make the Pubs look bitter, crazy & obstructionist. That should be the real result of the poll. That if we had to do a runoff, Franken would likely win by a large margin.

    Polls showing that a majority of Minnesotans are pissed that Franken is NOT yet in the senate is a good thing. It’s much better than Minnesotans being pissed that they had an election “stolen” from them or that they were disenfranchised.

  2. Norm Coleman has had his due process through the most exacting recount process – twice – in history. A wise politician would accept the results and concede. He would not resort to a frivolous lawsuit, which is abuse of process, in the vain attempt to prolong his inevitable defeat and to deny the citizens of Minnesota a senator for the purely partisan political objective of the RSCC – to prevent a 60 vote Democratic majority in the Senate. There is no higher legal principle at stake here; it is partisan obstruction.

    This is what the good citizens of Minnesota find objectionable, and rightly so.

    Compare this to Bush v. Gore in 2000 when the GOP successfully prevented a full and fair recount of the ballots in Florida (as Norm Coleman demanded was his right and he received). Had there been a full recount of ballots and the disputed election decided in the House of Representatives as provided for in the Constitution, not by Supreme Court intervention on a political question (violating one of the Court’s long-standing doctrines), in a political decision limited to the facts of that case and not to be cited as precedent, we may have been spared the eight year nightmare of George W. Bush.

  3. And here I thought I lived in a country where due process of law is the method used to decide legal issues. I had no idea that we could easily decide legal issues by taking polls.



    Say hello to the new American government, the executive, the legislature and the Rasmussen Organization.

    Yeah! That’s the ticket.