The St. Paul Minneapolis Star Tribune has a story today on the ballot challenges of Al Franken in the race for U.S. Senator from Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Secretary of State, Sen. Norm Coleman currently leads Al Franken by 215 votes before the recount. However, Franken has called for a recount to put forward the Democratic principles of “making sure every vote is counted.” That is unless the voter disregards the rules to properly use a sharpened number 2 pencil and stay inside the bubble filling it in its entirety. As Franken quite correctly points out, there is no way the ballot pictured above was for Sen. Norm Coleman. The voter clearly is not staying within the lines and it almost looks like an X instead a filled in circle. Perhaps the voter was trying to say,”No Sen. Norm Coleman, not you again.” Who knows? It is clearly impossible for any rational person to figure out. This ballot, along with any other ballot where the voter has such blatant disregard for the staying inside the lines rules, should be tossed aside and the voters should have there vote registration revoked.