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Franken Lawyer: Coleman Complains About Rejected Ballots -- After He Threw Out Votes

Hamilton had Mansky go down a long list of other ballots that still haven't been counted, presumably votes for Franken, with Mansky agreeing that they were improperly rejected and should be counted. The implication was clear: Coleman is bringing forth his own voters to complain that their votes haven't been counted -- but we can play this game, too.

One important example was Walter Thompson, an elderly man who declared in a sworn affidavit that he is blind and ill, and that his wife has a legal power-of-attorney to sign his absentee ballot materials using his name.

"And that was appropriate for him to do because of his disability, correct?" Hamilton asked Mansky, who agreed that this is a case where people are allowed to do that.

Note that Douglas Thompson, the Coleman camp's friendly witness whose girlfriend signed his ballot application for him, is an able-bodied man in his 40's who would not be able to authorize someone else to forge his signature on an absentee ballot application. So the Franken camp is sending the message that they not only have their own rejected voters ready to come in, but they have better ones.

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