Originally Posted by JaJae
Franken is down. He's been getting closer with the recounts, but there were times it seemed pretty clear Franken was going to lose. Then all of a sudden POOF more ballots. In at least one case I know of Franken is demanding more votes be counted in a district than people who signed in to vote that on election day. One of his campaign employees got herself a seat on the handful of people actively deciding which way contested ballots go and whether or not they even count. Franken's campaign has been operating under the assumption that they currently have hundreds of more votes than has actually be counted for them. The whole thing is just wacky. Whenever they find more votes he waits till their counted, when it's found it's not going to be enough he puts out the sob story (now in video) to the media and waits for another batch to be pulled from someone's trunk. If that doesn't help enough he tries to get more votes counted in districts than people who signed in to vote.. expecting those "extra" votes would be more in his favor.
And while Al Franken is putting out these sob story "My vote didn't count" videos he's also attempting to have all challenged votes thrown out. In other words any questionable ballot that was casted gets counted. If that's the case Franken claims he wins by 4 votes and Coleman gets to go home. That seems to be the only way right now that Franken would win... basically if he allows himself to have all the improper or illegal votes casted for him and all the improper/illegal votes casted for Coleman just get counted. Since there seems to be more problems with votes casted for Franken, let's just ignore that fact and Franken wins! WOohoo! With that it wouldn't even matter that one of his employees is working on the challenged votes. This is the type of crap I would expect from Hillary Clinton
Again, if you had been following the process, you'd know that what's going on isn't really that strange.
The difference in the counts is easily explained, and Nate over at 538 has explained it well. The SoS office subtracts every contested ballot from official counts, different newspapers report using a different methodology, and the campaign uses their own method knowing what they know about challenged ballots and the hourly counting of ballots.
Both campaigns are challenging ballots, most of the challenges are frivolous on both sides, but that's par for the course.. and yet you're only criticizing Franken... hmm..
There's a legitimate argument to be made about counting the absentee ballots which were rejected, there are certain criteria that have to be used to reject an absentee ballot, and it's clear in many cases (several hundred identified so far for sure) that those criteria were not followed. Of course they should be counted.
The rest of your post is just conspiracy theory nonsense, like they have a stash of ballots somewhere that they can just pull out.. please.. give the rest of us a break.