Missing Clay County ballots end testimony in Senate recount trial
ST. PAUL -- Lori Johnson was a fitting final U.S. Senate trial witness because, like many other issues in the case, she left unanswered the main question attorneys asked.
The Clay County auditor-treasurer could offer no reason why five ballots disappeared from Oakport Township, just north of Moorhead, after the November election. In a way, those five ballots represent the entire 7-week-old Senate trial, with both candidates looking for ballots they can count.
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