Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), left, and his Democratic challenger, Al Franken.
While Minnesota gets ready for a recount, it looks like one way or another the state’s U.S. Senate race will be decided in court. With bad memories of Florida, Al Franken and Norm Coleman’s campaigns are already arguing about whose vote should count and why.
That this contest will ultimately resolve itself in court over the Joes and Janes of Minnesota came closer to reality today when the Franken campaign sued Ramsey County and its elections manager, Joe Mansky.
The suit is being pressed to force Mansky to produce the names and addresses of absentee voters in Ramsey County whose Nov. 4 ballots were rejected, perhaps for reasons like Jane’s.