Posted: December 12, 2008
Minnesota Canvassing Board meeting now
The Minnesota Canvassing Board is meeting now. They first discussed the challenged ballots and encouraged the campaigns to make their job easier by only making serious challenges. They then moved on to discussing the 133 missing ballots from Minneapolis. Cindy Reichert, Director of Elections in Minneapolis, is speaking now. EL@M has the Franken campaign’s brief regarding the missing ballots posted here on our canvassing board page. The board will also discuss the mistakenly rejected absentee ballots. The attorney general gave an opinion to the board that has just been released to the public. The opinion says there is authority in case law for including the missing ballots. The canvassing board has just unanimously passed a motion to accept the election night machine totals from the Minneapolis precinct where the ballots went missing. The meeting is now moving on to the question of the “fifth pile” of wrongly rejected absentee ballots. The attorney general recommends counting these ballots if both campaigns sign on to that decision.