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Franken Lawyer: Coleman Lost, And Has No Case

Hamilton made a similar attack on the subject of double-counted absentee ballots, which have become a major part of Coleman's case. Hamilton quoted Coleman lawyer Tony Trimble writing in an e-mail during the recount, approving a directive from the state on how to handle absentee ballots.

"Now before this court, fully aware of the results of the recount, contestant [Coleman] wants to change the rules he agreed on, but only in these 22 cherry-picked precincts," said Hamilton, lambasting Coleman's case.

In the end, Hamilton said, it's not good enough for Coleman to allege that errors might have occurred, but he must instead prove "that serious errors did occur that did in fact change the outcome."