Posted: December 11, 2008
MN Senate Race: 12/11 Update
The Star Tribune has this article questioning whether the rule of law trumps the right to vote. It reports that Minneapolis has foud 171 wrongly rejected absentee ballots while Dakota County has found 110. Other counties are also reporting small numbers of wrongly rejected absentee ballots which, taken together, could be the deciding votes in the race if they ultimately are counted. In addition, Minneapolis discovered a package of 12 absentee ballots, likely from overseas military voters, that were never counted or rejected. See the report here. No action has yet been taken with respect to these ballots. The state canvassing board meets tomorrow to discuss whether to include wrongly rejected absentee ballots in the recount results. The Franken campaign has put out a video in which voters whose absentee ballots were mistakenly rejected speak about the experience.