In Minnesota the Democrat gubernatorial candidate, former Sen. Mark “lock the doors” Dayton, led most of the night. So I was surprised that Republican Tom Emmer (who was “Targeted” by the homosexual lobby) came within a whisker of catching him — enough to probably require an automatic recount. Are we in for another Al Franken-Norm Coleman-type prolonged drama? The Star-Tribune reports:
With all but two of the state’s 4,136 precincts reporting, Democrat Mark Dayton led Republican Tom Emmer by 8,914 votes, well within the margin of one-half on 1 percentage points that automatically triggers a recount under state law….
The GOP immediately signaled that the party will be far more aggressive in the recount battle than it was last time around.
Stopping just short of alleging voter fraud on Tuesday, Chairman Tony Sutton flatly predicted: “Once all the votes are properly accounted for, it will show that Tom Emmer was elected governor.
“We are concerned about the fact that there were many discrepancies last night.”
Sutton noted that Hennepin County made a 400,000-vote mistake, which caused a 60,000-vote swing in governor’s race….
He added: “Something doesn’t smell right when you take control of the state House, you take control of the state Senate, we win Congressional districts, folks, and yet somehow, somehow, we don’t win the governor’s race.”
Sutton said the GOP “won’t get out-lawyered” in a recount, as many observers said it was in 2008.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online