Minnesota Senate Recount

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The three-judge panel hearing Republican Norm Coleman's election contest holds a hearing Thursday on a move that could shorten the trial. (02/11/2009)
Judges in Republican Norm Coleman's U.S. Senate recount trial have asked attorneys from both sides to submit briefs by later this afternoon on which categories of absentee ballots should be recounted. (02/11/2009)
As the recount trial continues in Minnesota, the two candidates hoping to win Minnesota's senate seat are headed to Washington today. (02/11/2009)
The three-judge panel in Republican Norm Coleman's recount trial have ordered that 23 rejected absentee ballots be opened and counted. (02/10/2009)
Democrat Al Franken is objecting to the way Republican Norm Coleman is presenting his case in Coleman's lawsuit over their U.S. Senate race. (02/09/2009)
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says he's impressed by the way his staff and state elections officials handled the Senate recount. (02/08/2009)
Republican Norm Coleman says he's confident that the issues he has raised in the court challenge of the U.S. Senate recount will be addressed to his satisfaction. He spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about the progress of the trial, and the lengthy process to determine Minnesota's next senator. (02/06/2009)
Al Franken said Friday he's frustrated but not bitter that a lawsuit by Norm Coleman is keeping him out of the U.S. Senate. Franken, a Democrat, left little doubt in an interview today that he considers himself the winner of the race. (02/06/2009)
Election law experts answer questions about Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount, formal Election Contest and MN Supreme Court challenge. (Midday, 02/05/2009)
Lawyers for Democrat Al Franken tried to convince the Minnesota Supreme Court today that it should require the governor and secretary of state to issue Franken an election certificate. The certificate would allow Franken to take a seat in the U.S. Senate. (02/05/2009)
Attorneys for Norm Coleman spent the morning going through ballots, one by one, with Washington County top election official. (02/04/2009)
In a key ruling, the three-judge panel hearing Minnesota's senate election contest says it will allow Republican Norm Coleman's campaign to introduce about 4,800 rejected absentee ballots into the trial for consideration. (02/03/2009)
Ramsey County Elections Manager Joe Mansky returned to the stand for the third day today in Republican Norm Coleman's election contest trial. (02/02/2009)
Since last November's election the campaigns of Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken have collected a total of nearly $6.4 million dollars to help finance their recount operations. (02/02/2009)
Today may be Groundhog Day, but Minnesotans following the unresolved U.S. Senate contest probably feel like they've been living in the movie "Groundhog Day" for the last three months. (02/02/2009)


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