Did voter fraud alter the outcome of the MN 2008 Senate race?

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    Some research I did:




    2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate Election: Results after election contest[1][2][64][65]
    Party Candidate Votes
    DFL Al Franken 1,212,629
    Republican Norm Coleman 1,212,317


    The difference?

    312 votes.

    The report finds that 113 individuals who voted illegally in the 2008 election have been convicted of the crime, "ineligible voter knowingly votes" under Minnesota Statute 201.014.

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    Minnesota's recent charges and convictions stem from research initiated by Minnesota Majority. The research identified upwards of 2,800 ineligible felons believed to have unlawfully voted in Minnesota's 2008 general election.

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    At the time of this report, nearly 200 additional cases are still pending trial.​

    So: 113 convictions. 200 more pending cases. 2,800 ineligibles possibly voted.
     
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    Was this a legit election?

    There could be more fraudulent votes cast than the difference between the two candidate in the final tally.
     
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    Yes. Al Franken should not be a U.S. Senator. That Election was a blatant sham.
     
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    We will never know. The Senate is a better place with Al Franken in it to be sure. Dog gone it, people like him.

    Anyway...

    The down-ticket races are the ones most easily effected by voter fraud. It is true that when millions of votes separate the winner and second place, fraud isn't a determining factor. But down-ticket, it becomes a factor. Further down ticket to the municipal level, it can be the determining factor.

    Why someone would purposely be on the side of a hint of impropriety in the electoral process when there is a simple fix available to all is brainless.
     
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    Yes. We all know that. We saw it happen.

    And we were powerless to stop it.
     
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    People are purposely on the side of a hint of impropriety in the electoral process because it benefits them and/or their party.

    These people are anti-democracy.
     
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