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Election ’02 Flash Byron Is Right


Byron is right, and as I read the Minnesota statutes, you can expect challenges not only to the absentee ballots, but to the paper ballots at the polls as well. Harkening back to Palm Beach, the claim will be that they are “confusing.” Under Minnesota law, supplemental ballots will be distributed with “official” ballots. The official ballots will have the senator race blacked out, while the supplemental ballots will have the Senate race. But this gives the voter more than one piece of paper. How can they possibly keep it all straight? Get ready for a parade of voters who really intended to vote for Hubert Humphrey–I mean–Fritz Mondale, if only the ballot were more clear.


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