Rejected absentee votes may decide it

  • Article by: PATRICIA LOPEZ and BOB von STERNBERG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 23, 2008 - 7:50 PM

Even as the U.S. Senate race recount forged ahead, both sides are massing their troops in the next battle over piles of disputed ballots.

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Rock333Nov. 22, 08 8:59 PM

Rejected means just that. You don't count them. I'm sure Al and crew will figure out some way to change the rules to win it...

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nsflguruNov. 22, 08 9:01 PM

...neither guy is going down without exhausting all of his legal avenues. This thing may go on until the seat is up for reelection in 2014!

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jasperu2Nov. 22, 08 9:54 PM

The sooner this thing is over the sooner we can send that snake oil saleman Frankin back to the cesspool he crawled out of.

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memorylaneNov. 22, 0810:08 PM

With out Norm. Pray for Norm and our country. We need him to represent us for another 6, 12, 18, 24 years or longer. I love Norm. I hope that we have a nice Thanksgiving with Norm as our Senator representing all Minnesoteans.

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sharon210Nov. 22, 0811:14 PM

Rejected ballots are just that, if they were rejected its for a reason if they are not filled out correctly then they are invalid. The judges should not have to try to guess what the intent of the voter was!

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FICHNov. 22, 0811:51 PM

Its the right thing to do, if we are recounting by hand, it will be easy to see the intent of the voter. Coleman wouldn't be in office if Wellstone hadn't died. It's time to fix this mistake that was unleashed on Minnesota and put someone with a brain in office and not a lap-dog.

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forrest123Nov. 23, 08 2:11 AM

If this recount comes down to less than 50 votes, one way or the other, there should be a new election.

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jthavisNov. 23, 08 2:44 AM

"Many voters failed to fill out voter registration cards or to sign the backs of absentee envelopes, as required by law." Why do I keep reading that you have to sign the back of absentee envelopes? My Minnesota absentee ballot had no such instructions.

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MarkwhNov. 23, 08 3:40 AM

This isn't Florida.. You can't tell a persons intention 100%. There is a process, it is written into law, follow it. If we want to change the law and let all ballots count then so be it.. If you want a board of five telling everyone what their intention was great. I vote we don't vote, just let that panel choose what is best for all of us. In fact, I think we should abolish all laws and just allow people to wing it all the time.

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earthloverNov. 23, 08 4:54 AM

Question? How does one become a "recount" expert? Do you need a special college course in recounting 101? Are you allowed to use your fingers? Can you bring a calculator?

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