Franken granted access to data on rejected ballots

  • Article by: KEVIN DUCHSCHERE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 19, 2008 - 5:17 PM

The Franken campaign sought a list of rejected absentee voters in Ramsey County and the reasons their votes weren't counted.

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groover6Nov. 19, 08 1:25 PM

The Fix is in!

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hercules1248Nov. 19, 08 1:33 PM

The Judge did the right thing. More information is better than less information. Why would you block information and access to relevant data unless you are afraid of what it might say - like Norm Coleman.

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Average_JoeNov. 19, 08 1:33 PM

Here comes the harassment.

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misfitz32Nov. 19, 08 1:34 PM

Please explain to me how this could be considered "fixed". In a race this close...rejected ballots should be reviewed to make sure they were rejected for correct reasons. If they really should have counted then they should be counted. It doesn't mean that all those votes are going to be for either candidate. All that is happening is that rejected ballots are being verified to make sure they really should have been rejected. People really need to stop with all the conspiracy theorys. This whole system is corrupt...no one can put the blame on just one person!!

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reeksonNov. 19, 08 1:36 PM

If you mean that the country will be fixed by the counting of every ballot and possibly certifying Al Franken as the next Senator from Minnesota, fixed by getting a filibuster-proof majority, fixed by changing the direction of this country from down the sewer, to back up in the right direction, I agree with you.

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kphillip9Nov. 19, 08 1:38 PM

This is like the Kennedy election, right?

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shockdaddydNov. 19, 08 1:39 PM

Why Ramsey County officials, or anyone else, would think they could keep the public record away from the public is beyond explanation. I musy admit that I do not like Coleman but, I believe, our elections should be open and fair. Anyone standing in the way of that goal should be shot.

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normysamoronNov. 19, 08 1:40 PM

(As opposed to some Soviet law that says the data is no one's business!)

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shockdaddydNov. 19, 08 1:40 PM

No, they're all dead.

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lettem01Nov. 19, 08 1:41 PM

Isn't it defeating the purpose and intent of a secret vote to release names associated with the rejected absentee ballots. I know that if I screwed up my ballot I still wouldn't want people to know how I intended to vote. And if I wanted my vote to count I would have made sure that I followed all of the instructions so that the ballot would not have been rejected.

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