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It's time to give it up, Norm.


After a grueling election, a statewide ballot-by-ballot recount, and more than 7 weeks in court, Al Franken will be declared the winner of the US Senate race in Minnesota -- again.

But Norm Coleman just won't acknowledge it's over. His lawyers say he's going to appeal -- again.

Minnesota needs its fair share of representation in Washington now, and President Obama needs Al Franken working with him in the Senate.

Sign the petition below and join us in telling Norm Coleman to give it up and concede the Senate race:

Give It Up, Norm

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Al Franken Keeps Crushing Norm Coleman

by Steve Benen, Washington Monthly

April 7, 2009

"I think it's time for Coleman to give up this fight."

The good news for former Sen. Norm Coleman (R) is that his lawsuit was able to get some additional ballots counted in Minnesota. The bad news for Coleman is that most of those voters backed Al Franken.

Democrat Al Franken today extended his lead over Republican Norm Coleman in Minnesota's U.S. Senate election, after the counting of about 350 formerly rejected absentee ballots this morning.

Franken captured 198 of the ballots, while Coleman took 111. The ballots added 87 votes to Franken's recount lead, enlarging his margin over Coleman to 312.

The result makes it even more likely that, barring an unforeseen circumstance, Franken will prevail in the election lawsuit that Coleman filed in January to contest the Democrat's 225-vote recount lead. The three-judge panel presiding over the case has not said when it will issue a final decision.

Of course, once the three-judge panel delivers yet another blow to Coleman, the Republicans attorneys have already begun work on an appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court. From there, with support from the national party, Coleman's legal team is likely to keep this going through the federal courts, too.

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ARREST BUSHCO & RICO PNAC/FARA AIPAC...PNAC is Bush/Cheney's "Helter Skelter" !

Say It's So, Joe?????

April 14, 2009

Scarborough To Coleman: "You Lost... It Is Over" (VIDEO)

The drumbeat is growing louder for former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman to drop his long-shot appeal of the state's prolonged recount.

In the wake of a three-judge panel declaring that Al Franken was the leading vote-getter of the U.S. Senate election, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough offered a preemptive and withering criticism of Coleman's likely appeal of that decision to the state Supreme Court.

"Seriously. Norm, I like you. You lost. Okay," he said. "Can we seat a senator so Amy [Klobuchar] doesn't have to do the job of two Senators? It is seriously not fair to constituents in Minnesota to drag this out any longer. It is over Norm, okay. It is over."

"When are Republicans going to give up the ghost on this?" Scarborough asked before his mini diatribe.

Scarborough To Coleman: "You Lost... It Is Over"

Coleman Camp Could Have To Pay $94,000 To Franken's Legal Team

By Eric Kleefeld - May 22, 2009, 4:43PM

Norm Coleman's appeal of his defeat in the Minnesota election trial has not yet been argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court, but the two campaigns are busy litigating yet another point: How much Coleman's campaign will have to reimburse the Franken camp for legal costs under the loser-pays provision of the election law.

As of now, and as determined by the court clerk, Coleman will owe Franken about $94,000 for trial-related fees. Team Franken had asked for $161,000, which was then reduced by the clerk after the Coleman camp objected that some of these costs either didn't qualify or weren't sufficiently itemized.

This hardly begins to cover the millions that have been spent on legal fees, but it's one more thing for Coleman to worry about.

The Year the Vote Stood Still

ARREST BUSHCO & RICO PNAC/FARA AIPAC...PNAC is Bush/Cheney's "Helter Skelter" !

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