Republican Sen. Norm Coleman’s campaign sent a letter today to Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s office and Democrat Al Franken’s campaign ripping the process currently underway to identify wrongly rejected absentee ballots. Coleman attorney Tony Trimble writes the process is not working and will result in “an invalid and unreliable election result” unless it’s changed. Read more

Jim Manley, the spokesman for Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, released this statement regarding the Senate race: “At this stage, it appears that Franken will be certified the winner by the State Canvassing Board. We’re keeping abreast of the situation and will make a decision with regard to Senate action at the appropriate point Read more

Coleman campaign attorney Fritz Knaak said he was deeply disappointed with the decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court. He said the decision “virtually guarantees that this will be decided in an election contest.” He added that a certificate of election will not be filed until the contest phase is settled and “it’s highly unlikely that Read more