Posted: November 17, 2008
MN Senate: 11-17 Update
Franken campaign begins contacting absentee voters
In counties that have cooperated with Franken's requests for the names of absentee voters whose votes had been rejected, Franken has begun to contact voters directly and see whether there is a way to get their ballots counted. The effort is just getting underway, so it is hard to say how extensive or controversial it will be.
The League of Women Voters, Common Cause, and other organizations will be cooperating to observe the recount, which begins Wednesday. The Executive Director of the Minnesota League of Women Voters said that she does not expect any major issues, but will be watching just in case.
Candidates line up volunteers
Both Coleman and Franken have lined up "hundreds" of volunteer representatives to observe the manual recount and levy objections.
Secretary of State releases recount schedule
Most jurisdictions in Minnesota, including the jurisdictions that include Minneapolis and St. Paul, will begin the recount on Wednesday. However, others will not get started until later. The schedule is here.
Profiles of Franken and Coleman's lawyers
Short profiles of the two top lawyers from both the Franken and the Coleman campaigns may be found here.