Posted: December 16, 2008
MN Senate race: 12/16 update
Coleman is ahead by 188 votes heading into today's meeting of the canvassing board. The board will begin reviewing the challenged ballots today with the goal of finishing by Dec. 19. Franken challenged 436 ballots and Coleman challenged just under 1,000 ballots. Secretary Ritchie postponed the meeting, originally schedule for 9 a.m., until noon to allow Coleman more time to withdraw ballots. See the Star Tribune coverage here. The Minnesota Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing in Coleman's suit against Ritchie for tomorrow. See the case page here. Responses from Ritchie, the Franken campaign, and any county officials are due in today at 12:00 CT. Chief Justice Eric Magnuson and Justice G. Barry Anderson sit on the state canvassing board and are not hearing this case.