October 29, 2002
DURING THE FUNERAL?:DFL files suit over ballot questions (Michael Khoo, October 29, 2002, Minnesota Public Radio)
As thousands of Minnesotans mourn the passing of DFL Sen. Paul Wellstone, legal challenges have already been filed over how to process absentee ballots bearing his name. DFL officials said Tuesday that guidelines laid out by Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer and Attorney General Mike Hatch could disenfranchise thousands of voters -- and they're asking the state Supreme Court to intervene. Hours later, state Republicans sought permission to weigh in on the legal battle.
So much for keeping the politics out of it until the bodies are buried.
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 29, 2002 8:40 PM