Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Latest on Coleman - Franken recount battle

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Board Unanimously Rejects Franken Petition to Include Rejected Absentee Ballots in Recount

CNN reports:

Minnesota's Canvassing Board voted unanimously to reject Franken's request to include thousands of absentee ballots that are not included in the recount in the Minnesota senate race between the Democratic challenger and Republican incumbent Norm Coleman.

The Canvassing Board, which oversees the recount, stressed during a hearing today, that they weren't rejecting the merits made by Franken's attorneys. The panel also indicated that the fight over the exclusion of the absentee ballots from the recount will most likely land in court. ...

The Minneapolis Star Tribune's story just posted is here.