State board can count missing ballots, some rejected ballots, AG says
More details from theStar Tribune
The board was told this morning that 49 of the state's 87 counties have examined 4,823 rejected absentee ballots and 638 of those were determined by local officials to have been wrongfully rejected.
Deputy Secretary of State Jim Gelbmann also reported that if that trend holds -- with more than 13 percent of the rejected absentee ballots tossed improperly -- there would end up being nearly 1,600 wrongfully set aside.
"It looks like a significant number," said state Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, the board's chairman.
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