From bar-coding absentee ballots to setting up polling places early, lawmakers are coming up with a long list of remedies to solve the kinds of problems that arose in the recent U.S. Senate race.
Days after Minnesota finished recounting nearly three million votes in the U.S. Senate race, lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle say they think there might be a better way. They say Minnesota should think about instituting runoff elections in close races.
Lawmakers are considering changes to Minnesota's election laws to address weaknesses exposed in the recent election and recount.
The scuffle over a replacement senator
for President-elect Barack Obama highlights an obstacle likely to
keep Democrat Al Franken from taking office in Washington before a
court challenge over his apparent victory in Minnesota is resolved.
The critical task of picking a
three-judge panel to hear a lawsuit over Minnesota's contested
Senate race won't be made by the Supreme Court's chief justice.
Norm Coleman has filed a lawsuit contesting the results of the recount in the 2008 Senate election.
Midday examines next steps in the legal process.
An election contest could drag on for weeks and even months and is going to cost both sides money. It could cost Minnesota taxpayers, too.
There's no word yet on the seating of a three-judge panel that's expected to hear Norm Coleman's lawsuit over the senate recount, but some legal experts say Coleman faces an uphill battle.
As promised, Republican Senator Norm Coleman's campaign today filed a lawsuit challenging the results of the Senate race recount that gave Democrat Al Franken a 225-vote lead. Coleman's attorneys told reporters this afternoon it could be two more months before the case is heard and settled.
Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson says Republican Norm Coleman should concede to Democrat Al Franken in the U.S. Senate race.
It's looking very likely that Democrat Al Franken will become Minnesota's next U.S. senator. The State Canvassing Board certified its recount Monday afternoon, giving Franken 225 more votes than Republican incumbent Norm Coleman. Here's another look at Al Franken -- who he is and how he got to this point.
Attorneys for Republican Norm Coleman say they're ready to file a lawsuit today disputing the results of the recount in Minnesota's prolonged Senate race. But should they?
Now that the state Canvassing Board has certified the results of the Senate recount that show Al Franken ahead, another race begins -- the race to the courthouse. The Coleman campaign said it will challenge the board's decision in court within the next 24 hours. Here's a look at how that process will work.
A Minnesota board has certified results
showing Democrat Al Franken winning the state's U.S. Senate recount over Republican Norm Coleman, but a Coleman attorney said a legal challenge will be filed within 24 hours.
If Norm Coleman ends up contesting the outcome of the Senate election, his legal strategy could focus on a number of issues that have come up during the recount.