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Litigation

In re: 2008 MN U.S. Senate Election

Case Information

Date Filed: November 5, 2008
State: Minnesota
Issues: MN Senate race 2008, Recount Resources, Absentee Ballots
Courts that Heard this Case: Minnesota Canvassing Board (Case -)

Issue:

This action concerns the recount of votes in the very close 2008 Minnesota election for U.S. Senator.

Status:

NOTICE: Filings in this case are not being monitored on a daily basis. Select documents will be added to this page when possible.

Canvassing Board Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Of X-Rays, CT Scans, and Gerrymanders

Edward B. Foley

Progress in the detection of malignant redistricting.

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

Ranked-choice voting: A better way or chaos?

Professor Edward Foley’s book, “Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States” was quoted in The Ellsworth American, in an article about ranked-choice voting in Maine.

Plurality language was added to Maine’s Constitution in 1880 after none of the candidates for governor in the election of 1879 received a majority vote.

“After this ordeal, the state eliminated the requirement that a gubernatorial candidate win a majority in order to win the office outright; instead, a plurality would suffice,” Foley writes.
 

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Info & Analysis

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Texas\' Request for Stay in Redistricting Case

In two 5-4 votes, the U.S. Supreme Court granted stays in a Texas redistricting case involving Congressional and state house questions, putting on hold the district court\'s orders for the Texas legislature to redraw certain district lines. The stays will be in place until the Supreme Court rules on Texas\' appeal, likely next year. The case is Perez v. Abbott.

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