The Minnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments this afternoon on a motion by GOP Sen. Norm Coleman’s campaign regarding improperly rejected absentee ballots. Coleman’s team doesn’t want the ballots allowed into the Senate recount because they argue local elections officials are applying different standards when they rejected the ballots. Franken’s team argues that Coleman wants to suppress legitimate votes.
No word on when the court will rule.
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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