The Norm Coleman campaign has petitioned Minnesota’s Supreme Court after losing two key points before the State Canvassing Board. The board ruled that 133 missing ballots from Minneapolis may be counted based upon the machine count and recommended that counties start sorting and counting improperly rejected absentee ballots…which may number more than 1,000.
The Coleman campaign argues that the Canvassing Board suggestion essentially creates 87 different standards (there are 87 counties) for counting the improperly rejected absentee ballots.
Franken campaign attorney Marc Elias counters that the state already has very precise standards in place for counting ballots.
This is audio from Marc Elias’ news conference shortly after the Coleman campaign announced it was going to petition the Minnesota Supreme Court.