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I think the way to resolve the absentee votes is as follows:
1.The precincts should be ordered to continue sorting through the uncounted absentee ballots with wrongly challenged put in a separate pile five. Coleman and Franken can have observers.
2. All ballots in pile five should be sent to the Secretary of State (SOS) along with a copy of the proof that the ballot was WRONGLY rejected. For example, if it was rejected because the voter was NOT registered, then a copy of the voter's registration should be attached.
3. The SOS and representatives from Franken and Coleman go through the ballots. Those they all agree should be counted go in one pile. Those they all agree should NOT be counted go in a second pile. Those they don't agree on go in a third challenged pile.
4. The ballots in pile one are opened and counted with both campaigns allowed to challenge the ballots.
5. The challenged unopened ballots from pile 3 and the challenged opened ballots are sent to the Board. The board rules on the challenges and the votes are awarded.
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