The contested Senate race between Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman is heating back up. Franken is holding a 225-vote lead after the recount results were certified. However, there are several thousand contested ballots. The decision to allow 4800 contested absentee ballots gives Coleman a chance to get back in the race.
Recount trial: Judges rule thousands of ballots can be considered
The court order applies to about 4,800 rejected absentee ballots and indicates that any that complied with state law should be counted.
By KEVIN DUCHSCHERE, Star Tribune
Last update: February 3, 2009 - 3:55 PM
Nearly 4,800 rejected absentee ballots may be reconsidered in the U.S. Senate recount trial, after the presiding three-judge panel issued a ruling today defining boundaries for the proceeding. (excerpted) read more at startribune.com