Posted: March 5, 2009
Minnesota Senate contest update
Franken’s legal team continued presenting its case today and, additionally, filed a motion to dismiss the Coleman v. Franken suit altogether arguing that Coleman has not proved his claims. The contest court has not yet ruled on Coleman’s motion to apply the Feb. 13 order to all 280,000+ absentee ballots. After last Friday’s hearing on the motion, Coleman attorney, James Langdon, submitted this letter to the court citing precedent from outside Minnesota for using proportionate deduction to remove invalid ballots from the count. The letter also cites out-of-state precedent for setting aside an election where a court determines it is impossible to know who received the most votes in an election. EL@M will be posting additional analysis in the coming days. See Minnpost.com’s coverage here and here and The Star Tribune’s coverage here. The court is holding a motions hearings tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. CT.