Al Franken lawyer Marc Elias begs to differ with colleague David Brauer’s analysis of Professor Michael Paulsen’s Wall Street Journal op-ed piece today.
When asked about the Paulsen piece, Elias said: “It’s important to realize that the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal has been attempting to undermine the credibility of this election now for weeks … I stopped writing letters responding to their false editorials months ago.”
As for the notion of an electoral do-over that Paulsen suggests …
Elias reiterated what’s happened already: The State Canvassing Board, with two Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices on it, declared Franken the candidate with the most votes; Coleman has lawfully contested the election; a trial will ensue; the process needs to come to an orderly conclusion before a hand-picked three-judge panel.
Because of all that, “I don’t think we’re headed towards a special election,” Elias said. “But I think former Sen. Coleman is near the end of the rope here.”