It is hard to believe that the Minnesota Senate election between Al Franken and Norm Coleman was held in November and it is now four long months later in March, but Coleman refuses to give up. In fact, on Tuesday Coleman declared that the judges will never be able to figure out who won so they should toss out the election and hold a new one.
Never mind that the judges have had no problems figuring out the winner, nor that that they don’t have the power to declare a new election. It is clear that what he is really doing is trying to set things up so he can fight in the Senate to keep Franken from being seated.
But what makes Coleman’s statement especially hypocritical is that the day after the election, when Coleman appeared to be ahead in the count — and by a smaller number than the lead Franken now holds — he said that Franken should concede the race to save the taxpayers the cost of a recount. Now that he is behind, he wants a whole new election.