Are they ballots that were counted twice or are they the result of election judges not filing all the proper paperwork? That’s a question the Minnesota Supreme Court is pondering. The answer could decide Minnesota’s extremely close US Senate race.
Lawyers for US Senator Norm Coleman’s campaign on Tuesday argued that there is evidence some ballots in mostly Minneapolis precincts were counted twice. Duplicate ballots are created when a mailed in ballot can not be run through the scanning machine. Coleman’s lawyers said some of those originals were counted along with the duplicates.
Court Justices were skeptical of the argument, asking several times where the evidence of double counting was and suggesting that this question may be better handled in a court challenge of the election results.
The court has taken the case under advisement and has not indicated when it will rule.