12/27/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Franken Loses Ruling, But Some Rejected Ballots May Count Anyhow

Minnesota's State Canvassing Board ruled it does not have jurisdiction over rejected absentee ballots cast in Minnesota's US Senate race. However, it left open the door for local election officials to sort through rejected absentee ballots and determine if any were improperly rejected. Ballots can be rejected for one of four reasons. The board suggested creating a "fifth pile" for ballots that match none of those reasons. The board has recessed until next week so it can get an opinion from the Minnesota Attorney General and talk to the two campaigns.

On the player below you can watch the State Canvassing Board Meeting, a Franken campaign press conference responding to the decision and saying they will not immediately appeal, and other related videos.

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