The National Rifle Association sent an alert to its supporters today asking them to help GOP Sen. Norm Coleman in the recount effort. The NRA (which endorsed Coleman) sent out this release:
One of the more important U.S. Senate races in the nation is headed to a recount.
In this race, the choice for gun owners could not be clearer, as U.S. Senator Norm Coleman is a true friend of the Second Amendment and needs to be returned to Washington.
As you can imagine, the recount process is a Herculean effort that requires volunteers to assist, and to monitor the process to ensure it is fair and accurate.
I know I asked you to help Senator Coleman by volunteering for his campaign and voting for him on Election Day. But now, I must ask you to take one last step by assisting with the Minnesota Senate recount.
The Coleman for Senate campaign is looking for attorneys and non-attorneys to help with monitoring the counting of ballots at each location and various duties as needed. The actual counting will be done by the county auditor and each campaign has the opportunity to have an individual(s) observe to ensure the integrity of the process. Both Minnesota residents and non-residents are welcome to volunteer.
The recount process is expected to last approximately 20 working days. Volunteers are being asked to work a two-week commitment, Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The specific shifts are:
Monday, November 17 – Saturday, November 29
(Note: Still awaiting a decision on whether or not counting will occur on Friday, November 28.)
Saturday, November 29 – Saturday, December 13
(Note: If the recount is completed prior to Friday, December 12 volunteers will depart earlier.)
If you are a Minnesota resident, and you are not able to commit to the full recount effort, you can volunteer to work around your schedule and the campaign will make every effort to place you in your home or neighboring county.