Posted: January 27, 2009
What is happening today in the MN U.S. Senate trial?
Day 2’s proceedings have not yet begun. Yesterday, the court determined that they could not determine how the election officials made their decisions to reject or accept absentee ballots if they did not have clean copies of the ballot envelopes with no notations or redactions done by the Coleman campaign. Besides looking at the ballot envelope, there are other criteria that may have factored into officials’ accept/reject decisions such as: when the ballot arrived at the elections office, whether the voter was registered, and whether the voter showed up to vote on election day in addition to casting an absentee ballot. Some bloggers present at the court have heard that the judges are working on an order or stipulation but no details are available. See the Star Tribune coverage here and the MinnPost.com coverage here.