Posted: December 19, 2008
MN Senate race - board concludes today's meeting
The state canvassing board has concluded its 4th meeting day. Secretary Ritchie said in the post-meeting press conference that almost all of the challenged ballots in need of review have been disposed of by the board. Next week, a few more challenged ballots might pop up that could have been overlooked this week as staff tried to reconcile withdrawn challenges with those still needing review. The board will meet on Monday at 9 a.m. CT to reveal how the withdrawn challenges have been adjudicated. After that, the counties have until Dec. 31 to submit amended returns to the state board that include corrections with respect to the originals/duplicates issue and the addition of absentee ballots that the campaigns agree to count. Final results may not be certified until these amended returns are submitted and reviewed by the board.