Norm Coleman is continuing to speak up and question whether it’s possible to tell who won this election, and whether such a conclusion is even legally possible, after his lawyers pitched the judges on the possibility of throwing out the whole result.
Coleman took questions from reporters very briefly this afternoon, and declared: “Clearly, there is a question whether this court can certify who got the most legally-cast ballots.”
Norm did add, however, that the court still has an opportunity to deal with the problem of illegal votes — an apparent reference to his legal team’s new push to declare illegal an unknown number of absentee ballots from Election Day, and then attempt to un-count them through proportionate reductions.
Last week, Norm began floating the idea of holding a new election.
Earlier today — before Norm’s presser — DFL spokesman Eric Fought sent us this comment:
Former Senator Coleman has taken five weeks in court to make his case. He hasn’t proven anything to say he won in November and he knows he lost. So now he’s asking the court to do something so radical that it has no basis in Minnesota law. Al Franken–who has already won the recount, will soon win this election contest and begin representing Minnesota in the Senate–after a scrupulously fair and transparent process that has done Minnesota proud.
(Coleman presser c/o The Uptake.)