The Minnesota Supreme Court just ruled that absentee ballots had to have been legally cast to be counted in the Senate election, meaning that at least 13 of the 19 categories of rejected ballots will not be part of any review. Which means that the universe of ballots that Coleman would need to win overwhelmingly just got a lot smaller. Considering that Coleman put an admitted forgerer on the stand to prove thatthese types of ballots should be counted, it's not a surprising ruling. Brad Friedman has more.
Oh well, Norm. But of course, he did his job. He ran interference long enough for the stimulus package to finish without the input of an extra Democratic Senator like Al Franken, increasing Republican leverage over the bill. That's all this lawsuit was intended to do.