Emmer team wants copies of frivolous challenges

An attorney for Republican Tom Emmer is asking the five member State Canvassing Board to review every ballot challenged in the recount. Eric Magnuson asked the State Canvassing Board to require local elections officials to make copies of every challenged ballot for the campaigns.

Magnuson is making the request after the Board decided to allow local elections officials to deem certain challenges “frivolous” and set them aside for possible review by the board. Magnuson says failing to make copies of the ballots available so they can decide which ballots should be presented to the board for review. The Canvassing Board makes the final determination when it comes to voter intent on challenged ballots.

The board is scheduled to hold a tentative check-in meeting on Friday to discuss the issue.

Here’s the letter:

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