The Washington Times - January 20, 2009, 07:39AM

Republican incumbent Norm Coleman is seeking a total recount of all the ballots in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race, which he narrowly lost to Democrat Al Franken, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting.

Coleman had argued that about 12,000 ballots be rejected when he was leading during the initial recount. He now wants those ballots to counted in a new recount.


Franken, who won by 225 votes, was cool to the suggestion of a total recount.

Total Recount?  Wasn’t that an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie?

This is just what Minnesota needs — another recount.  The first one took only half a lifetime.  This next one should be done by the time my 17-year-old son is eligible for Social Security.

It would be almost ironic if Coleman’s margin of victory lies among the 12,000 ballots he initially said should be rejected.

There’s something to be said for counting all the votes — you know, that “one man, one vote” thing.