Posted: April 7, 2009
Vote-counting today in Minnesota contest courtroom
Election officials are currently opening absentee ballots in the Minnesota contest courtroom. After the ballot envelopes are opened and the secrecy envelopes removed and separated from their identifying information, the secrecy envelopes will be opened and Minnesota Elections Director Gary Poser will read out the votes for the U.S. Senate race. Coleman has already indicated that he will appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court if Franken remains ahead after this morning’s count. Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty said yesterday that he expects this process to take “a few more months”. See the Pioneer Press coverage here.