Minnesota Senate Recount

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It isn't clear when the winner of the senate election will get a certificate allowing him to join the U.S. Senate. (02/24/2009)
One by one, Democrat Al Franken's attorneys are casting doubt over the viability of uncounted absentee ballots that Republican Norm Coleman wants included in the Minnesota Senate race tally. (02/24/2009)
Minnesota's U.S. Senate election trial started its second month this morning in a St. Paul courtroom, with the director of Minnesota elections the first to take the stand. (02/23/2009)
Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken has told a Minnesota court he would agree to the opening and possible counting of almost 1,600 still-sealed absentee ballots. (02/21/2009)
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. (02/20/2009)
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. (02/20/2009)
Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount trial picked up speed Thursday with 10 witnesses testifying about how their cities or counties processed absentee ballots. (02/19/2009)
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. (02/19/2009)
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. (02/18/2009)
A Scott County election official resumes testifying this morning in Republican Norm Coleman's Senate election contest about how her county processed absentee ballots. (02/18/2009)
The recount trial picked has speed today after the three-judge panel hearing the case limited the types of rejected absentee ballots that might be counted. (02/17/2009)
Judges in Minnesota's U.S. Senate trial say Republican Norm Coleman has not yet shown a widespread problem with rejected absentee ballots. (02/13/2009)
Lawyers for Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman took widely opposing views on which standard the three-judge panel hearing the Senate election case should use to count absentee ballots. The court held a special hearing Thursday on streamlining the number of ballots under consideration. (02/12/2009)
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is proposing a long list of election reforms, in the wake of the U.S. Senate race that is still not resolved. He joins Midday to explain why changes are necessary. (Midday, 02/12/2009)
The three-judge panel announced it will change the court schedule for the next three days in hopes of streamlining the election contest trial between Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken. (02/12/2009)


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