Review of Challenged Ballots, Day 4

The final day allocated by the State Canvassing Board for the review of challenged ballots started today at 9 AM CT. The proceedings can be watched at the Minnesota House of Representatives Website (as shown below) or at TheUpTake.org.

[The final session has ended, but a replay is available: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4]

Here's a recap of yesterday's challenge results:

Candidate    Franken Challenges   Coleman Challenges    Total
Coleman (R)         238                   15             253
Franken (D)          63                  369             432
Other               114                   84             198
Unknown              0                    0               0
Total               415                  468             883          

Challenge Gain: Franken +179

Margin (Pre-Challenges): Coleman +188
Post-Day 3 Recount Margin (w/ Challenges): Coleman +5

Yesterday, the board reviewed 468 of the 1,017 challenges put forth by the Coleman campaign. Based upon these figures, 549 challenges remain, that must be reviewed by the canvassing board before the conclusion of today's session.

Current Challenge Resolution Count:

5:54 PM CT: Coleman +319, Franken +757, Other +248 (After 1,325 Challenges)

And the final challenge count provided by the Minneapolis StarTribune:

Candidate   Challenges  ->Coleman    ->Franken     ->Other
Coleman (R)     852     36 (4.23%)  687 (80.63%) 129 (15.14%)
Franken (D)     472    283 (59.96%)  70 (14.83%) 119 (25.21%)
Unknown          1      0  (0.00%)   0  (0.00%)   0   (0.00%)
Total          1,325   319 (24.08%) 757 (57.13%) 248 (18.72%)

There are however still challenges outstanding; those challenges will be reviewed on December 30th by the State Canvassing Board. The already withdrawn challenges will be included into the count on Tuesday, December 23rd. The Minnesota Supreme Court will also meet on Tuesday to discuss the duplicate ballot issue.

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