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Brannon: Closing Arguments Saturday

  • 4:16 p.m. Judge schedules closing arguments for 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • 4:13 p.m. Last voter that Brannon wanted to call is unavailable. Judge declares evidence phase of trial over.
  • 3:58 p.m. Hosack is struggling w/Dobslaf status. She's legal federally. But he isn't sure she's legal as far as a state voter goes. Ultimately, he rules that Dobslaf is a legal voter and that her vote will not be stricken.
  • 3:53 p.m. Dobslaf, from Canada, tells court that she may have voted for Kennedy, but she's not sure.
  • 3:18 p.m. Voter Denise Dobslaf is testifying via Skype.
  • 2:51 p.m. Kelso is making a motion to amend his complaint (which is denied), and Peter Erbland follows with a motion to dismiss the case (which is also denied).
  • 2:29 p.m. Defense counsel Peter Erbland is now making a rebuttal.
  • 2:28 p.m. Kelso is saying there's no proof re: number of ballots that went through election machine. He is citing many different numbers that have been bandied about.
  • 2:23 p.m. Kelso is reviewing testimony by former elections chief Deedie Beard and Deputy Secretary of State Tim Hurst to try to prove fraud and malconduct.
  • 1:03 p.m. (We interrupt trial coverage to bring you this report): Jim Brannon was following Hucks Online on his cell phone about 90 minutes ago & Larry Spencer was following this blog on his laptop about 15 minutes ago.
  • 12:46 p.m. Hosack just said to Kelso: "I've heard so much of this questioning that I can't take it any more."
  • 12:31 p.m. Kelso had 'just a few quick questions' for Beard.' That was a half hour ago.
  • 12:10 p.m. Ex-elections department chief Deedie Beard is called back to the stand to answer a few questions re: outside voters.
  • 12:07 p.m. Attorneys are stipulating to evidence to shorten things up and to avoid calling a bunch of witnesses.
  • AM coverage here



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