To date, 125 rejected absentee ballots have been placed in the so-called 5th pile. Local elections officials at 21 different sites have sorted the ballots to date (I’m still waiting on Dakota County). They’re sorting their rejected absentee ballots to determine if any were set aside when they should not have been. The ones that Read more

Gov. Pawlenty and legislative leaders appeared today at a forum hosted by the Associated Press. The event is an annual gathering and allows Pawlenty, DFL House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL Senator Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, GOP House Minority Leader Marty Seifert and GOP Senate Minority Leader Dave Senjem to outline their plans for the Read more

Gov. Pawlenty and the legislative leaders will participate in an Associated Press forum this afternoon. They will talk about the massive budget deficit and preview the upcoming legislative session. Pawlenty is set to speak from 1:30 until 2. Leaders will follow. You can watch a live webcast here. MPR’s Midday will also air some of Read more

Republican Norm Coleman’s campaign announced today that they’re withdrawing another 475 ballots in the recount of Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race. The move comes one day after Democrat Al Franken’s campaign announced that they were withdrawing 425 more challenges. To date, Coleman’s campaign has withdrawn 1125 ballots. Franken’s campaign has withdrawn 1058 ballots. Originally, there have Read more

AP has the story: MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Idaho Sen. Larry Craig has lost his latest attempt to withdraw his guilty plea in a Minneapolis airport bathroom sex sting case. A three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected the Republican’s bid to toss out his disorderly conduct conviction. Craig was arrested June Read more