/ January 25, 2009

The Minnesota Senate Race Goes to Court

Three Minnesota judges – one Democrat, one Republican, and one Independent from three different parts of the state are presiding over the trial which could be the final word in the very close Minnesota Senate race.  Currently, Al Franken leads Norm Coleman by 225 votes in the statewide senatorial election.  Coleman is challenging three things.  The court will consider whether election officials incorrectly rejected absentee ballots, whether ballots were counted more than once, and whether those missing ballots from Minneapolis should be counted.

Coleman will also make the case that the State Canvassing Board erred in determining voter intent.

For examples of ballots where intent needed to be discerned – click here.

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

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