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MN Court Allows for the Viewing of 2008 Absentee Ballots

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January 6, 2010

In the aftermath of Coleman v. Franken, several Minnesota television news organizations filed an action seeking a declaratory judgment to have absentee ballots from the November 2008 general election classified as accessible to the public.  The District Court of the Second Judicial District recently issued an order in the case of KSTP-TV, KSTC-TV, WDIO-TV, KAAL-TV and KSAX-TV v. Ramsey County (62-CV-09-9240) agreeing with the news agencies and declaring the absentee ballots public data that may be viewed.  [See EL@M Coleman v. Franken case page for background information.]