Another series of arguments took place in the Minnesota election court today, as lead Franken lawyer Marc Elias argued the campaign's motion to dismiss Norm Coleman's whole lawsuit, either in whole or at least partially.
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Some good news: The "partially" part is now guaranteed, as Coleman lawyer James Langdon agreed during his counter-argument that the claims in the suit that weren't argued when Team Coleman presented its case have been abandoned and could be dismissed.
The others, as you can imagine, remained very contentious.
Elias reiterated his charge that Coleman has failed to present evidence on the absentee ballots he wanted to present -- and pointed out how Coleman's numbers seem to use a different standard, noting that they don't have the full registration information.
"I think a clue to where they get their number -- and I may be wrong, it's found in their brief -- because their brief seems to take the position that the registration of voter and witness is at this point optional."
Elias quoted a part of Coleman's latest brief, saying the lack of registration information "should not be dispositive" because of clerical errors in the system. "It's an essential element to prove that the voter was registered and the witness was registered," Elias said. "This court ruled that a month ago. A month ago."