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Election Official Confirms Proper Rejection Of Coleman Witnesses' Ballots

Hamilton also went over the case of Peter DeMuth, the college student who used a mouse to electronically "sign" a crude set of initials onto a JPG file of the ballot application. His actual ballot was later rejected because his full signature didn't match the initials.

Mansky said that DeMuth's ballot was properly rejected. When Hamilton asked what DeMuth could have done if he'd called the county and said he couldn't afford to print out the one-page document -- DeMuth said in court that he didn't want to pay the money -- Mansky said there were any number of available options, such as getting a form from a county right near the North Dakota state line, or even writing out an application on a blank paper.

"He could have written this out on a piece of notebook paper," said Mansky.

To which Hamilton replied: "And then of course he would have had to use a pen."