December 24th, 2008
02:20 PM ET
14 years ago

Minnesota court ruling: Senate recount to stretch into 2009

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="The recount of Minnesota's Senate race between Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, left, and Democrat Al Franken will stretch into next year."]Minnesota's Supreme Court has approved a request by the campaigns of incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken to extend the deadline local election officials and the two campaigns have to finish sorting through improperly rejected absentee ballots to January 2, from the previous deadline of 31.

The canvassing board will have until January 4 to count the ballots, which will be delivered to the state unopened and uncounted, for voter privacy purposes.

That date doesn't mark the race's finish line: Both campaigns would still be able to challenge the state's count beginning the next day.

soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. W O W WO W


    December 24, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  2. Tony

    Ciao Norm! LOSER!

    December 24, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  3. RealityCheck

    Coleman wears makeup

    December 24, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  4. totally neutral

    I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me! ...
    GO AL!!!!!!!

    December 24, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  5. Joe

    Good news for dems i hope sean hannity will not burst his vain when he heres these news

    December 24, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
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