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An on line journal sharing my views. The content reflects my background as a rural person employed in agriculture and as a retired elected official of local government.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF “NO”

What part of rejecting a ballot don't you understand? Does not rejected really mean rejected? The state canvasing board has decided that some of the rejected absentee ballots in the Franken/Coleman Senate race should be counted. The campaigns have positive and negative feelings about this decision. It was said that the attorney for Coleman wants to ask the Supreme Court to halt any counting until “a standard procedure” can be established.

Gosh, darn, gee. I thought that was what our election process was set up to do and what the election judges in each precinct were trained to do – FOLLOW A STANDARD PROCEDURE! In my mind, this action by the canvassing board is jeopardizing our whole Minnesota election system – because it implies that people are not trained properly, or are not following rules. I have faith in our system, but evidently the state canvassing board does not. end

1 Comments:

At Wednesday, December 17, 2008 1:38:00 PM, Blogger minnemom said...

They keep talking about these approximately 1600 absentee ballots that were "incorrectly" rejected. Have you heard what reasons were used for rejecting those? As an election judge, I found the procedures for accepting/rejecting to be very clear.

 

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