Minnesota Senate Race Update: If At First You Don’t Fail, Try Try Again!

I’m dead tired, so this is going to be quick.

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Background: Minnesota state law essentially says that elections are not certified until all legal challenges are settled. One of the myriad legal challenges in the legal battles between Coleman and Franken is an issue in which the Coleman camp claims some of the Democratic votes were double counted.

Central to this challenge was a Republican poll worker to be called as a witness. However, this witness had their testimony struck when it became apparent that the Coleman team concealed evidence in regards to that witness. Earlier this week, that decision was reversed based upon the argument that neither the concealment of evidence, nor the witness itself was in bad faith.

Got that? Evidence was concealed, it shouldn’t have been allowed but because it was an honest mistake it was.

Only, as Eric Kleefeld reports at TPMDC, once testimony got back underway, more evidence of concealment quickly rose to the surface!

Now, I’m not a lawyer, so I don’t know how this thing gets handled, but once I can understand getting a pass on, but twice?

The Franken legal team is moving to have the witness’s testimony stricken again, and the challenge thrown out based on these grounds, and it looks pretty good that this may happen, and if it does, Coleman’s chances become even slimmer than they already are.

No wonder he’s looking for a do over, eh?

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