Emmer wants look at challenged ballots; Sutton says examination needed

A lawyer for Rep. Tom Emmer wants to get a look at all the ballots being challenged and being considered “frivolous” by election officials statewide.

In a highly technical letter to the State Canvassing Board, Eric Magnuson said the Emmer campaign believes there are some “conflicts” between a few rules that the board established at their meeting on Nov. 23.

Here’s the letter. (PDF)

Meanwhile, GOP chairman Tony Sutton continues to hint at legal action after a recount, although no major issue seems to have arisen in the first two days of the automatic hand recount.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Hénock Gugsa on 12/01/2010 - 01:10 am.

    Challenging a challenge?

    Wow! If I may borrow a favorite phrase of BD Mcginnis’, a regular commenter here on MinnPost, “This is rich!”

    And I’ll say to anybody here, I dare you challenge this here dare to all of youse!

  2. Submitted by Greg Kapphahn on 12/01/2010 - 09:02 am.

    Of course there will be a law suit. There was always going to be a law suit based on some “red herring” issue (otherwise now permanently known as a “Republican election challenge) in the hopes of creating a King Timmy Hangover

    But the next question is this: with an unwise pardon from early in his days as governor coming back to haunt him, will the king want to risk doing ANYTHING now?

    Although much of what the local Republicans would like him to help them accomplish would be red meat to the national Republican base, the same things might make tracking to the middle and appearing to be reasonably “moderate” to the undecided middle of the national electorate more difficult.

    I can’t help but wonder if King Timmy will find a way to opt out if the opportunity to hang on as governor arises because he’s pursuing “other options.”

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