The Neverending Minnesota Senate Election

It looks as if the neverending Minnesota Senate election may be coming to an end.  According to The Hill, Senator Coleman and Al Franken will face off before the Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday.  According to the article:

“At issue in the appeal is whether or not the panel overseeing Coleman’s election challenge erred in including some absentee ballots while disqualifying others. Coleman’s campaign alleges that the court inconsistently allowed ballots.”

The basic issue here is “one man, one vote”.  Frankly, I don’t think there is a way to get a fair verdict on this vote.  The only real way to handle this particular election is to throw the vote out and have a do-over.  The audit trail of too many votes has been lost, and an equal standard for counting the votes has not been applied.