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|Subject: Re: Laziness is a right||Date: 8/21/2013 12:25 AM|
|Author: feedmeNOWhuman||Number: 693436 of 846953|
Ever since Mr. Franken was declared the victor, the conservative watchdog group Minnesota Majority has combed through records comparing lists of those who voted with criminal rap sheets. It found that at least 341 convicted felons voted in Minneapolis's Hennepin County, the state's largest, and another 52 voted illegally in St. Paul's Ramsey County, the state's second largest. Dan McGrath, head of Minnesota Majority, says that only conclusive matches were included in the group's totals. The number of felons voting in those two counties alone exceeds Mr. Franken's victory margin.
I have already refuted this in the link I provided. Most of those votes would have gone to Coleman:
That would mean, based on voter turnout numbers, about 70 percent of them (240) would be from Hennepin and 30 percent (101) would be from Ramsey. Taking into account the percentages for Franken, Coleman and others in each of those counties, Franken would net 51 votes.
Another conservative lie defeated by the facts.
Second request: still waiting for an explanation of how voter ID would have changed anything.
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