Posted: December 8, 2008
MN Senate Race: 12/8 Update
Survey USA has a new survey out of Minnesota voters. Sixty-one percent approve of Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's handling of the recount while only 26% disapprove. Fifty-eight percent think the recount process has been fair to both candidates but 60% want rejected absentee ballots to be reviewed. Secretary Ritchie ordered counties to review their rejected absentee ballots to see if any were wrongly rejected. Local officials are doing that this week and the state canvassing board may make a decision affecting those ballots by Friday. See the Star Tribune coverage here. Coleman officially leads by 192 votes according to the Star Tribune's recount page but, some missing ballots in Minneapolis are not yet accounted for and the ballots challenged by both campaigns during the recount have not yet been evaluated by the state canvassing board.