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Coleman's Apparent Argument On Appeal: I Won -- Or Nobody Did

What this means in plain English is that the Coleman campaign wants to overturn the strict standards and get their selected ballots in. But if they can't do so, and are still behind in the count, then they argue that this means there are other absentee ballots already in the count that don't meet these standards. And thus, they would argue, we can't determine who actually won.

Coleman attorney Jim Langdon had previously floated the idea to the trial judges that the election results be "set aside," but they didn't bite. This sort of language, however, shows that they're keeping this line of argument alive.

It's a bit of a heads-I-win, tails-you-lose argument.

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