As The UpTake provides Talking Points Memo with a photographic who’s-who of the Franken/Coleman case — including proof positive of the judges’ tastes in eyeglasses: 1, 2, 3 — the Star Tribune reports that registration cards have been found that may add nearly 90 ballots to the tally.
A review of 1,500 secrecy envelopes for rejected absentee ballots turned up the 88 ballots, which now may be accepted.
The registration cards were filled out properly, but were put in the wrong envelopes by voters and therefore weren’t detected on election day. It’s not yet known which candidates the ballots favor, but the Strib offers a list of which candidate took each county where the voters lived. Twenty-eight of the ballots were from counties that Al Franken won, and the remainder were from counties Coleman won:
Anoka (C), 1; Clay (C), 4; Crow Wing (C), 1; Dakota (C), 15; Faribault (C), 1; Goodhue (C), 1; Hennepin (F), 15 (Brooklyn Center, 1; Corcoran, 1; Edina, 1; Maple Grove, 2; Minneapolis, 8; Plymouth, 2); Koochiching (F), 1; McLeod (C), 3; Morrison (C), 1; Mower (F), 3; Olmsted (C), 15; Polk (C), 1; Pope (C), 1; Ramsey (F), 6; Steele (C), 1; Swift (F), 1; Washington (C), 14; Winona (F), 2; Wright (C), 1.