MN Canvassing Board : Franken By 50 Votes
From the Strib:
The State Canvassing Board today made changes to a handful of withdrawn challenges in the U.S. Senate recount battle and gave DFL challenger Al Franken a net gain of four votes, nudging his unofficial lead to 50.
What's left? The improperly rejected absentee ballots:
The board is meeting in St. Paul, where its five members also will take up the dispute over improperly rejected absentee ballots. . . . The state Supreme Court has ordered election officials, together with the two campaigns, to identify and count absentee ballots that all agree were wrongly rejected. Last week, local election officials submitted 1,346 ballots that they believe were improperly rejected. The campaigns began the process of seeking agreement on a final list Monday. That effort continues today and the rest of this week at regional meetings around the state.
The Minnesota Supreme Court's ludicrous ruling will, without a shadow of a doubt, lead to chaos:
[S]ome of those regional meetings, however, things ground to a halt. Deputy Secretary of State Jim Gelbmann told the board that in Anoka and St. Louis counties, no absentee ballots were sorted because of disagreement between the two campaigns over the process.
. . ."Things are not going as smoothly as we hoped," Gelbmann told the board.
I'm shocked. Not.
Speaking for me only
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