Franken Moves to Dismiss Coleman Lawsuit

Coleman hasn't met his burden of proof, he says
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Mar 5, 2009 11:53 AM CST
Republican Norm Coleman listens to witnesses yesterday during the Senate vote recount trial court session in St.Paul, Minn.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Al Franken asked judges today to dismiss a lawsuit that has bogged down Minnesota’s US Senate vote recount, saying Republican opponent Norm Coleman didn’t prove his claim that 2000 absentee ballots were improperly rejected. Since resting their case, Coleman’s lawyers have focused on using Franken’s witnesses to further argue that the state’s election system is flawed, the Minnesota Star-Tribune reports.