The conservative New Ulm Journal endorsed former Senator Coleman in 2008, but now the editorial board is rejecting Camp Coleman's call for a redo. In Voting fairness, not perfection is the issue, the paper observes:
Wednesday was the 4-month anniversary of the November election. About this time four months ago, Minnesotans realized we were heading for a recount in the Senate race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken.
Today, Coleman's slim lead turned into Franken's slim lead following the recount, and a three-judge panel is hearing Coleman's challenge in a courtroom in St. Paul.
Coleman's attorneys are disappointed with the way the case is going, and suggested earlier this week that since there are disputed ballots that aren't being counted, and a some that may have been double counted, and no way to tell which is which, the whole election should be thrown out and done over.
Without proof of voter fraud or systemic unfairness, the court should ignore the call to overturn the election. We will never get a perfect recount. Let's just be sure it is fair.