The campaign for Democrat Al Franken is withdrawing 750 more challenges today. To date, Franken’s campaign has withdrawn 1,798 ballots. GOP Sen. Norm Coleman’s campaign has withdrawn 1,350 challenges.
Several members of the State Canvassing board harshly scolded both campaigns today for the number of challenges still on the table. Originally, the two campaigns challenged 6,655 ballots.
The State Canvassing Board meets on Tuesday to through the ballots still being disputed.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org