171 Ballots Found During Recount In Ramsey County By admin | December 3, 2008 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on US Senate 2008 Subscribe to US Senate 2008 Minnesota US Senate Candidate Al Franken picked up a net 37 votes after 117 previously uncounted ballots were discovered during a recount in Ramsey County. The ballots had been sealed in boxes since the election. Ramsey County Election Manager Joe Mansky talks about how the error likely happened. Mansky also tells The UpTake this is why paper systems are superior to electronic systems because there is always a physical ballot to go back to and check. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.