The Canvassing Board has finished opening 952 absentee ballots and Al Franken is now ahead by 225 votes. As expected the improperly rejected ballots greatly favored Franken.
Even if Coleman’s claim that 130 votes for Franken were double counted were to be substantiated it would not be enough for a Coleman win. Of the absentee ballots counted, 53.7% were for Franken, 34.1% were for Coleman and 12.4% were for others.
It appears that any attempts by Coleman to get more absentee ballots counted would only make things worse for the Coleman campaign.