Two views of the Minnesota recount and lawsuit

One sane, the other from Powerline.



My Red blogger friends are, it seems to me, embarrassing themselves on this one. If there’s a decent case for not counting ballots rejected only because of official error (e.g., in Duluth, where undated ballots were rejected until someone looked at the law and discovered they didn’t have to be dated, and the ballots from registered voters rejected because they weren’t registered) then someone should make that case. And if, as I suspect, there is no such case, then even folks otherwise friendly to the GOP should criticize Coleman for trying to cheat.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: