Thursday, January 15, 2009

Minnesota Frankenfraud Recount Unconstitutional?

This legal argument is to the point – counting one county’s votes differently than another county’s (and thereby treating Franken votes with blatant favoritism) violates the Equal Protection Clause as upheld in Bush v. Gore (2000). Votes in statewide elections must be given equal weight across the state, not “value one person's vote over that of another.” And the Minnesota recount has certainly not met that standard.

I fail to see how any reasonable person can argue with that. Whether such legal common sense and democratic fair play prevails is another question.

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