Posted: December 18, 2008
MN Supreme Court issues decision on absentee ballots
The Supreme Court issued an order allowing only those absentee ballots that both parties agree were improperly rejected to be counted and included in the recount. Presumably, those absentee ballots whose validity the campaigns cannot agree on would be the subject of one or more election contests. Minnesota law explicitly provides for correction of obvious errors by county officials where the two candidates agree in writing to the correction. See the order here on our Coleman v. Ritchie case page.