Norm Coleman is trying to convince Minnesotans that his appeal to the Supreme Court is warranted. "I think the law is on our side," Coleman told StarTribune.com.
In a meeting Thursday with the Star Tribune editorial board, Coleman said that the principle of enfranchising legitimate voters is more important than leaving Minnesota without two senators for another few weeks.
But Coleman also acknowledged that many Minnesotans are tired of the seemingly interminable recount process, in which he trails by 312 votes after Monday's ruling by a three-judge panel. He is doing a round of interviews, he said, "for the purpose of letting folks know that we're doing this for a reason."
"In spite of what some say, that somehow this is an effort to delay something -- no," he said. "There are very legitimate, important constitutional questions regarding whether or not people's vote should count."
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This video is from StarTribune.com, broadcast Apr. 17, 2009.