The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on a request by Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign for an order preventing county canvassing boards from opening and counting wrongly rejected absentee ballots.
Al Franken's campaign got a boost today when the board charged with overseeing the recount in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race ruled twice in his favor. Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign is asking the state Supreme Court to make sure any wrongly rejected ballots are counted properly.
The Coleman and Franken recount campaigns are ramping up their arguments over what should be done about what elections officials say are 133 ballots missing from a precinct in Minneapolis.
Elections officials in Minneapolis today gave up their search for 133 missing ballots in the U.S. Senate recount. In addition, some counties are not cooperating with a call from the State Canvassing Board to sort out rejected absentee ballots.
The statewide recount of ballots in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race is one precinct short of being completed. Despite the near completion of hand counting, the winner of the race is far from being resolved.
The recount in the 2008 U.S. Senate election must be completed today. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie answers listener questions as elections officials approach their deadline.
The recount operations of Republican Senator Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken are flush with millions of dollars in cash. Federal Election Commission reports for fundraising through late last month came due yesterday.
DFLer Al Franken's U.S. Senate campaign says the fate of the recount could hinge on finding 133 apparently lost ballots from a precinct in Minneapolis. Also today, Republican Sen. Norm Coleman withdrew hundreds of ballot challenges -- one day after Franken did the same thing.