After four weeks, a parade of witnesses
and a blizzard of legal filings, the trial to determine Minnesota's
second U.S. senator is in much the same place as it began.
Republican Norm Coleman's lawyers want the court to preserve identifying information about some of the absentee ballots tallied in the closing hours of the recount.
Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount trial picked up speed Thursday with 10 witnesses testifying about how their cities or counties processed absentee ballots.
Election officials from Minnesota's
biggest county, Hennepin, are moving to the witness stand as the trial over
the disputed U.S. Senate race tiptoes along.
The three-judge panel hearing Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount trial has denied a request by Republican Norm Coleman to reconsider a ruling that narrowed the ballot categories in question.
A Scott County election official resumes testifying this morning in Republican Norm Coleman's Senate election contest about how her county processed absentee ballots.