Posted: April 7, 2009
MN: Additional Absentees Extend Franken's Lead
The Minnesota election contest court today observed the opening and counting of 351 absentee ballots that had not previously been counted. See the Pioneer Press coverage here. In the count, Coleman obtained 111 additional votes but Franken obtained an additional 198, putting him ahead by 312 votes for the time being. Coleman is expected to appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court once the final judgment of the contest court is issued.