Posted: March 31, 2009
New orders in the Minnesota U.S. Senate contest
The court has issued two orders this afternoon stating that it will review and consider for counting 400 previously rejected absentee ballots and granting summary judgment in part for more of the Nauen voters. See the orders here and here on our Coleman v. Franken case page. The ballots will be delivered to the Secretary of State and counted on April 7, 2009 in the Minnesota Supreme Court room where the trial took place. The order does not rule on issues of alleged double-counting, lost ballots, or equal protection violations. Franken's attorney, Marc Elias, says he expects those issues to be dealt with in a future order. See the Star Tribune coverage here.