The Minnesota Election Trial: Bad Comedy

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Two funny moments today from the Minnesota trial:

Coleman lawyer Tony Trimble was asking Kevin Boyle, the election/records manager in Republican-leaning Dakota County, about the requirement that an absentee voter put his residential address on the ballot envelope, as opposed to a P.O. box where he might actually receive his mail. Quite a few ballots have been thrown out because of this.

So Trimble asked what the county would do if a voter gave his P.O. box for the purposes of paying his property taxes, clearly expecting a simple, common-sense answer that the county would accept the money:

Trimble: Is there any reason you would reject it?

Boyle: I think you’re talking about property taxation–

Trimble: That’s correct.

Boyle: –and I’m a bit unfamiliar with what their practices are.

Trimble then confirmed that property taxation is the office where Boyle works.Also at a press conference today, Coleman lawyer and spin-man Ben Ginsberg hailed the precedent set by a court decision today to let in two-dozen previously-rejected Franken ballots, as it affirms their position that there remain votes to be counted.

Ginsberg also blasted Charlie Nauen, the lawyer for those Franken-voters, for filing a memorandum against the Coleman camp’s “reverse class-action” lawsuit to force the review and counting of all 11,000 rejected ballots. Ginsberg said that Nauen’s actions demonstrated “a Franken proclivity for cherry-picking like banshees.”

Cherry-picking like banshees? What does that even mean???

(Ginsberg presser c/o The Uptake.)

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