Posted: November 24, 2008
What comes after the recount in Minnesota?
Minnesota Public Radio has this report that nicely summarizes what could happen after the recount. Here are the highlights:
-Losing candidate could contest the election on some grounds of irregularity
-Contest would be heard in St. Paul by a three-judge panel, appointed by the state's Supreme Court
-Candidate could ask for another recount within the election contest (the current recount is purely administrative)
-Governor Pawlenty could appoint a temporary Senator. A special election would be held to fill the position.
-The U.S. Senate could decide by simple majority which candidate gets to join its ranks.