Posted: January 12, 2009
MN governor and secretary of state deny Franken's request for election certificate
In rejecting the Franken campaign's request for an election certificate, both the governor and secretary of state said that Minnesota state law is clear that an election certificate cannot be issued until all election contests are resolved. The request had claimed that federal law trumps state law and requires the issuance of a certificate. Franken's attorney said a group of voters will be filing a lawsuit today challenging the rejection of their absentee ballots. See the Star Tribune report here.