Here’s a little test.
If the canvassing board declares this ballot to be in the Other/No one category,
Then, what category does this ballot belong in.
a) Other/No one
b) Al Franken
If you answered (a), you have sound logical capabilities. If you answered (b), you are either a complete moron, or you are part of the Canvassing Board deciding the outcome of the Minnesota Senate race. Or both.
So, it looks like Stuart Smalley will win the Minnesota Senate seat after all. The recount has him up at this point, with the canvassing board using the following criteria when deciding the outcome of the challenged ballots: if it benefits Franken, it’s in.
This is an outrageous failure of democracy. I don’t doubt that this kind of stuff goes on all of the time, but the fact that it is going on with the spotlight of the national media shining brightly upon it is cause for concern for what the next four years will hold. Apparently, the Democrats are feeling a little emboldened these days.
Hope and Change!