I accepted the fact a long time ago that the Herald's editorial stance is far to the left of my political standing and I usually don't bother to respond to some of the more blatant misrepresentations on the editorial pages. However, the editorial, "Close elections" (Herald, July 3) is a great example of journalistic malpractice.
I have The Wall Street Journal editorial on my desk as I write this, along with the Herald editorial.
The Journal lays out the timeline after the election recount showing Coleman's initial lead dropping from 725 to 215 after the first canvas and then goes on to document Franken's sleight of hand through two court fights and a final margin of 312 to give Franken the seat.
One only has to follow the reasoning in the Journal, and it's easy to come to the conclusion that the Franken's victory was hollow at best. On the other hand, the Herald editorial writer dismisses it as sour grapes.
This is the same state that elected a pro wrestler as governor and now has elected a crude comedian to the Senate.
Dennis Pierce, Durango