Senate Democrats

Reid: Minnesota Votes Must Not Be Disenfranchised

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Minnesota Canvassing Board confirmed that absentee ballots rejected by poll workers would not be included in the states Senate recount :

“Today’s decision by the Minnesota Canvassing Board not to count certain absentee ballots is cause for great concern.   As the process moves forward, Minnesota authorities must ensure that no voter is disenfranchised.  A citizen’s right to have his or her vote counted is fundamental in our democracy.”

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