Posted: December 26, 2008
MN Supreme Court rules against Coleman
The Minnesota Supreme Court denied Coleman the relief he was seeking regarding damaged originals and unmatched duplicates. The justices found that the state canvassing board did not act in error by denying such challenges and that the Coleman campaign's claim of double-counted ballots would be better resolved in a court hearing where evidence can be presented. The order will make it very difficult for Coleman to overcome Franken's lead in the adminstrative recount. The Coleman campaign plans to take the duplicate ballot issue to court which practically guarantees that the seat will go unfilled when the Senate resumes Jan. 6. See the Star Tribune coverage here. See the Court's order here on our case page.