It is about voters, not the candidates, Norm Coleman’s campaign argued in the opening week of Minnesota’s Senate election trial.
Coleman is attempting to show the three judges presiding over the trial that his lawsuit challenging Al Franken’s victory in the statewide Senate recount boils down to Minnesotans’ right to have their valid votes counted.
So during the trial’s first five days, the campaign brought more than a half-dozen voters to testify that their absentee ballots were rejected when they should have been counted.
The campaigns have separate lists of additional voters and local election officials who they could call to testify in the coming weeks. Each list contains about 150 names.