Minnesota Senate recount trial enters day two
Day two of the Minnesota Senate recount trial between Norm Coleman and Al Franken convened Tuesday morning, reports the Star Tribune.
During the trial's first day on Monday a three-judge panel told Coleman that he must subpoena and submit ballots that he contends should be reconsidered and counted. KSTP News reports that the panel requested 12,000 original absentee ballots be sent to St. Paul.
The Coleman campaign originally planned to make court approved photocopies of ballots, but after protest from the Franken campaign over marks on the ballots made by Coleman campaign workers and innacurate copying, the judges decided not to allow the photocopied ballots.
"Indeed, overturning the results of the recount, the hard work of the local and state canvassing boards and the state canvassing board certification result would be a breathtaking exercise of judicial power," said Franken legal team attorney Kevin Hamilton, speaking to KSTP News.
Franken leads Coleman by 225 votes.