Posted: March 9, 2009
Minnesota Senate contest - 80 registration forms found out of 1500 secrecy envelopes
The court ordered ballot secrecy envelopes opened for approximately 1500 absentee ballots to see if they contained properly completed registration forms that would permit the ballots to be counted. Only 80 of these actually contained valid registration forms. See the Star Tribune coverage here. Eric Black at MinnPost.com has analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision here. He cites experts in his conclusion that the Minnesota Supreme Court decision not to grant Franken a certificate now may help him get the certificate at the conclusion of the state court proceedings.