Right after asking the state canvassing board to refuse certification of his loss to Norm Coleman, Al Franken heads to New York City. He travels eastward to raise money for his effort to fund the coming mandatory recount, featuring none other than George Soros, the moneybags behind a network of nonprofit organizations intended to ensure Democrat dominance of election process.
... the Franken campaign asked the board not to certify the result until certain rejected absentee ballots are included in the final count. The board rejected the Franken campaign's motion to include the rejected absentee ballots or to delay certification.
What was the thinking of the Franken campaign in bringing its motion to prevent certification of the result? The Franken campaign apparently wants to reduce the risk that any Minnesota newspaper will run a headline reporting that Senator Coleman won the election.
The Democrat man-of-the-people Franken is accepting big bucks from the working stiffs who will turn out to see Soros and second banana Al Gore. Josh Kraushaar of Poltico reports:
The first $2,300 individuals donate goes directly to Franken's campaign to pay for the recount. Individuals can donate an additional $10,000, which would go to the state Democratic party's recount efforts.