Minnesota election decided by one vote may have had 35 of its votes cast in error


8B filing:

There was a ridiculously close election in Minnesota between State Rep. Mary Franson (R) and Bob Cunniff (D). Franson won by one measly little vote.

However, as it turns out, election officials discovered that poll workers mistakenly handed dozens of ballots to residents of a neighboring district. In at least three polling places that shared precincts, there were errors.

Minneapolis Star Tribune:

The state canvassing board will meet at 1 p.m. to set the terms for the 8B recount, which is likely to begin Nov. 28 and continue for several days.

Franson's petition is above.

  • Oops!

  • The winner is going to court to correct the error, gambling with her victory. This is taking Minnesota Nice to a whole new level. Bravo, Ms. Franson.

  • cognachas4paws

    We can't run elections worth a damn but we CAN land a man on the moon?  I'm having a hard time reconciling the technological feats we had to achieve to reach the moon, much less put human beings on it without killing them, with the fact that we can't seem to hand out ballots properly or count.

    Now, I'm not usually one for this kind of thing, but I'm starting to wonder if all those people who think the moon landings were hoaxed are actually...right.