Left-wing billionaire financier George Soros is using his financial muscle at a Manhattan fund-raiser tonight to help Al Franken win a recount in Minnesota’s Senate election.
Soros – the hedge-fund honcho and sugar daddy of the Democratic Party – will host a soirée for Franken at his Carnegie Hill digs to help cover the candidate’s costs to monitor the statewide recount.
How much money does it take to steal an election?
Secretary of State, Mark (Democrat and proud) Ritchie, is the man in charge of the recount efforts:
Though Ritchie said he leaves his politics at the door when he comes to work, Republicans are suspicious. Conservatives have pointed out Ritchie’s ties to the community activist group ACORN, which has been linked to dubious voter registrations in several states. Another group, Minnesota Majority, has criticized Ritchie for not jumping on questions it has raised about the soundness of the state’s voter rolls.
Minnesota Republicans are right to be concerned. Check out the blatant lie, the always razor sharp Megyn Kelly catches Ritchie telling:
“Even the observers and lawyers have been instructed by their respective campaigns to not talk to the media. But Minneapolis lawyer Bill Starr, who is volunteering for the Franken campaign, was willing to say a few words. He said he thinks Franken will prevail. His hunch is based on a theory he has.
‘People who voted for Coleman are more likely to have taken the SAT in their lifetime,’ he said. ‘They’ve filled in circles. Franken voters are probably not college-educated. They’re new voters and immigrants. They’ve been brought in by groups like ACORN, from the inner cities. They’re more likely to make mistakes. I’ve bounced this off of minority people, and they agree with me.’”
Good thing a Republican didn’t say anything like that, huh?
The recount data so far, with 42.33% of the ballets recounted, shows 43.28% for Coleman, and 40.07% for Franken.
Let’s pray that Coleman squeaks this one out.