We can learn a lot from examining the daily list of challenged ballots in the Minnesota gubernatorial recount.
Here’s one from Faribault County. I’m not really sure why you’d write in “nobody,” when not voting for anybody is a vote for nobody.
That ballot, a vote for Dayton, was challenged because — it’s claimed — there’s an identifying mark on the ballot.
It was hard for this voter in Hoffman to make a decision:
In Cambridge, we appear to have the voting equivalent of an “air ball.”
This one is from Isanti. Unless there’s a recount, ballots are mostly read by machines. But people still like to write notes to it.
We only elect one governor, Heron Lake.
I’m guessing this person in Little Falls has seen the inside of a courthouse a time or two. For the record, he/she voted for Dayton.
This Owatonna voter passed on a chance to vote for Mark Dayton in order to cast a write-in vote for… Mark Dayton.
A voter in Lake View might have been waiting all summer for the chance to go to the polls and vote for every single candidate on the ballot.