We all know what a dirty election this past one was. Well, here in Minnesota, it’s still not over. We still don’t know who our next Senator will be. I think we’ve pretty much heard it all. Everyday it’s up and down with one day Coleman being in the lead and the next day Frankin is getting closer. Here is a link in case your interested in reading about it.
I’m not saying who I think should win because it’s really about more than that. Instead, I want to show you some of these ballots that these people are “supposed” to try and count.
Here they are. You try and figure it out.
Okay, some of them are unreadable. Some you have no idea what the person was thinking or doing. I guess I feel if it’s not readable or you can’t figure it out, it just shouldn’t count. I know that sounds really cold and unfeeling but we are counting and counting and REcounting these things. Don’t you think this is getting a little out of hand? I’m sorry if someone doesn’t know what to do or might even have a hard time reading but couldn’t they have someone help them? There are people there who are willing to help.
Then we have the “sides” arguing over everything. Apparently there were a bunch of absentee ballots that some lady “forgot” in the trunk of her car. They just mysteriously “turned” up AFTER the election just in time for the recount. Do you think those votes should count? What if there wouldn’t have been a recount? Would that same woman have said anything? I mean really, how can a person “forget” that?
Something else crept into my mind when I was talking to my dad a few weeks ago. Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash just 11 days before the election. What happens to the voters who voted by absentee ballots and voted for Wellstone? They didn’t get a “do-over.” Those votes just didn’t count. There wasn’t all this hullabaloo over it.
I’m sorry if I sound mean or cruel but this is just getting nuts and it opens up a huge Pandora’s Box for the future. I think I believe that if the votes aren’t in or they are ineligible, they just should be tossed in the trash. How can another person even begin to imagine what someone else “meant” to do? If you have a problem of any kind, you should take someone with you to vote or ask one of the volunteer’s to go in the booth with you.
This is one Minnesotan who is sick to death of this back and forth bickering.
What do you think should happen in a case such as this?