Mac students count for Franken

By Max Loos

Monday, Jan. 26 marked the first day of the Al Franken-Norm Coleman trial over rejected absentee ballots in November’s hotly contested race for one of Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seats. The rejected ballots would most likely benefit Coleman and narrow the 225 vote lead Franken currently holds. Macalester students worked to get-out-the-vote for Franken during the election season, and when the recount began, many volunteered to count ballots. Alex Rosselli ’10 said that he was “impressed with the energy level during the recount. Everybody was exhausted and stressed out and just wanted it all to be over, but the Franken senior staff was fantastic.