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Franken v. Coleman, POLITICS

Franken v. Coleman: The Recount

Norm Coleman, Al Franken (Courtesy Jaime Chismar)

Norm Coleman, Al Franken (Courtesy Jaime Chismar)

Minnesotans still do not know who they will send to the U.S. Senate in January – Al Franken or Norm Coleman. With a mere 206 votes standing between the two candidates, Minnesota law requires a recount which is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, November 20, one day after the State Canvassing Board certifies the machine count.

Sitting on the Canvassing Board are Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (D), two Republican State Supreme Court Justices appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty (Eric Magnusson and G. Barry Anderson), Ramsey County Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin and her deputy, Judge Edward Cleary who was appointed by Independent Governor Jesse Ventura in 2002. Ritchie explicitly stated that the Board would be acting in a nonpartisan way with regard to the recount.

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2 thoughts on “Franken v. Coleman: The Recount

  1. Hmmm. Nonpartisan. Sounds like a ball of wax to me.

    Posted by beryl singleton bissell | 18 November, 2008, 3:13 pm
  2. I’ll be there for the recount, but I can’t say what will happen once the Board begins their review.

    Posted by draabe | 19 November, 2008, 7:34 am

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