Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
You're correct. Hugh Akston is spot on, which is why I thanked him and told him his common sense and inclination towards intelligent, honest discourse has no place on this thread, given the "OMG OBAMA IS TEH LIARZ" and subsequent partisan bashing. This is a topic that conservatives and libs can probably all agree on, but given the rampant accusations that liberals lean towards voter fraud simply to ensure their candidate wins, I think any sort of honest discussion hit the wastebasket by page 2.
92% wasn't a made up statistic. It's the percentage of these felon-voters that would have to vote for Franken in order to have changed the election outcome. (91.7%, actually) You don't think that 9% of felons might be redneck conservative types who wouldn't vote Democrat if you put a gun to their head? Remember, this is Minnesota. From about St. Cloud on northward it's a pretty conservative state.
One of you will end up here next!
Norm Coleman just never gives up, does he.
I guess the really sad part is that the liberals are having to figure out the voting demographics of convicted felons to figure out if their guy got in legitimately or not.
I wouldn't be defending this if I were a lib, I'd be hiding under the bed.
The point that I am making here is that some talking head website is trying to tell us that all the felons vote for Democrats, when truth be told, they are most likely voting in fairly equal numbers for Democrats and Republicans. In playing music, I have run across plenty of felons over the years, and there seem to be just about as many Republicans as Democrats. But, I suppose, that whichever side loses an election is going to make **** up as they go along. That's true for either side.
The cold hard fact is that, without looking at the actual ballots cast by those felons, you are not in any way able to deduce whether Franken won the election because of them. You can speculate all you want to, though. By the same token, I guess that Democrats can claim that Coleman almost stole the election because felons voted for him. Nobody knows except the blowhards, who think they know everything.
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The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
... more sour grapes bull **** from the Party of No.
In Minnesota, two things the clowns at "Minnesota Majority" apparently aren't informed enough to know about ELECTION LAW is that one, upon completing the terms of their conviction, felons regain their sufferage. Two, we have secret ballots and voting booths, so these fools have absolutely no way of knowing WHO VOTED FOR WHO. As a matter of fact, considering all of the sleazy crap "Norm" did, I'm betting the criminal element backs him. Birds of a feather.
Under the bed, really? Seems a bit over-the-top as a response, don't you think?
By the way, good article here.