Tuesday, February 10, 2009

More On The Minnesota Senate Race

Disenfranchised Voters
Ballots Not Counted In Minnesota Senate Race
While Franken wants provisional election
certificate to be seated in the U.S. Senate

Smith, the top elections official in Anoka County, dropped a minor bombshell Thursday in the courtroom where a lawsuit over Minnesota's U.S. Senate race was being heard. She testified that the county has found — within the prior 24 hours — a dozen or more ballots that were never counted in the statewide recount that ended last month.

While the number is not enough to overcome Democrat Al Franken's 225-vote lead over former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, it suggests there might be other uncounted ballots in other counties. Only a handful of elections officials have testified in the recount trial so far.
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