Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, his wife Laurie by his side, smiles Monday while facing reporters following a Minnesota Supreme Court hearing over his election race with Al Franken. Don Davis - Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Justices examine rural-urban Senate vote differences

Email

ST. PAUL - Five Minnesota Supreme Court justices must decide whether thousands of greater Minnesota voters' absentee ballots were unfairly rejected in the 2008 U.S. Senate race.

Republican Norm Coleman's attorneys Monday told the justices that laws were not evenly applied, and actions in larger counties such as St. Louis, Ramsey and Hennepin tilted last Nov. 4's U.S. Senate election in favor of Democrat Al Franken.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Advertisement
Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
Advertisement
Advertisement