Posted at 1:46 PM on November 25, 2008
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Recount
The attorney for Democrat Al Franken said today that he was growing more concerned about "missing ballots." At a news conference, Marc Elias explained that "hundreds of ballots" have gone missing across the state. He also pointed to this picture that shows that there is still paper in a voting machine in Minneapolis. Elias said he isn't sure if the piece of paper is a ballot, several ballots or something else. He said they won't know until elections officials open up the machine, which he says they're reluctant to do.
Question of the Day: Do you think this could be a treasure trove of votes or Al Capone's vault?
It doesn't have to be a treasure trove. If it's just one ballot, in this close of a race, it's important to (re)count it.
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