Proceeding to follow-on stages would require "a sufficient number of votes" changing from Franken to Coleman.
Some follow-on stages:
- Investigating the ballots from Minneapolis that election officials say went missing
- Review ballots with "questionable voter intent"
- Review whether some voters had more than one ballot counted (a separate legal case is being filed by Coleman supporters on approximately 150 ballots)
If the panel of judges adopts the proposed schedule in Coleman's challenge an outcome isn't expected until March. Franken is proposing a more aggressive timetable to address these same challenges.
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