Recount news flash: Canvassing Board rejects Franken effort on rejected absentee ballots

In early and ongoing discussion of the State Canvassing Board, the group just rejected the Al Franken campaign’s effort to include rejected absentee ballots in the recount.

That view is based on the board’s narrow jurisdiction.

But discussion continues on exactly what to do with the rejected ballots.

Ramsey County Judges Kathleen Gearin and Edward Cleary are driving discussion on how to count the votes … at some point.

“We want to make sure that every vote is counted,” said Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson. But it’s not “our function.”

There seems to be sentiment that the ballots at least be accounted for when the election goes into court, which it seems likely it will.

More later.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Spadafora Spadafora on 11/26/2008 - 11:49 am.

    A same day registration system that doesn’t require a photo ID is a joke.

    The fact that one registered voter can “vouch” for up to 15 people with no ID whatsoever makes the system too easy to beat.

    If we’re going to re-check all the rejected absentee ballots, let’s find a way to re-check the ballots of those who registered on Election Day.

  2. Submitted by Jeff Kline on 11/26/2008 - 02:43 pm.

    All this is as expected. The AG will also rule against Franken and this will continue until the Franken thugs then begin throwing lawsuits back at several individuals and then request to have the Senate do the pick won’t be that far behind. I still think I smell a rat here and something is up.

    I agree the voting system is rife with problems and it appears to be easy to fool. I think Mr Franken’s team must know this and are following that path. Just my hunch.

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