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MN Supreme Court rejects Emmer’s arguments over ballot reconciliation

The Minnesota Supreme Court has unanimously rejected Republican Tom Emmer's legal arguments regarding the correct method of counting ballots in the Minnesota governor's race. The court issued an opinion on Tuesday stating that local election officials could rely on either voter signatures or voter receipts to come up with the proper number of ballots legally cast.

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Supreme Court denies Emmer petition

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition from Republican Tom Emmer and the Minnesota GOP arguing that local elections officials failed to properly reconcile the number of votes cast with the number of voters registered. The decision paved the way for the state canvassing board to certify the election results on Tuesday and move forward with an automatic recount that's scheduled to begin next week.

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