Coleman Campaign At Odds With Local Election Officials


In a contentious meeting between Minnesota Secretary of State staff, Al Franken Campaign lawyers and Norm Coleman campaign lawyers tried to iron out large differences that emerged over the weekend on which absentee ballots were rejected improperly.  The Franken campaign issued a blanked statement accepting the opening of 1,346 ballots local election officials listed as improperly rejected.

Coleman campaign lawyers rejected a blanked assertion on the list.  Instead, Coleman is requesting the following:

 

-778 absentee ballots OPENED on the basis of recommendations from local election officials.

 

-544 absentee ballots LOOKED at more closely before they are opened (or not)

-67 absentee ballots OPENED that are not currently on the list from local election officials

 

-587 absentee ballots LOOKED at more closely before they are opened (or not) that are not currently on the list from local election officials

 

Coleman Campaign At Odds With Local Election Officials

 

In a contentious meeting between Minnesota Secretary of State staff, Al Franken Campaign lawyers and Norm Coleman campaign lawyers tried to iron out large differences that emerged over the weekend on which absentee ballots were rejected improperly.  The Franken campaign issued a blanked statement accepting the opening of 1,346 ballots local election officials listed as improperly rejected.

Coleman campaign lawyers rejected a blanked assertion on the list.  Instead, Coleman is requesting the following:

 

-778 absentee ballots OPENED on the basis of recommendations from local election officials.

 

-544 absentee ballots LOOKED at more closely before they are opened (or not)

-67 absentee ballots OPENED that are not currently on the list from local election officials

 

-587 absentee ballots LOOKED at more closely before they are opened (or not) that are not currently on the list from local election officials.

 

According to the Assocaited Press, Coleman’s “proposed additions skew heavily toward suburban and rural counties where he did best in the election.”  Note that 778 plus 544 does not equal the total of 1,346 absentee ballots released by local election officials.  Tony Trimble, Coleman recount laywer, said today they have not rejected opening any absentee ballot yet so the discrepancy accounts for absentee ballots they have not yet reviewed.  These numbers are unofficial and are subject to change.

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