I’m all for ragging on Norm Coleman, and I’m grateful that TPM has been doing such a good job of it. And it certainly looks to me from the Strib website that Coleman really did file a bunch of competely meritless ballot challenges (and the Franken folks filed more than a few). But I can’t see what’s wrong with the Coleman folks deciding, once they’d seen what sort of challenges the board was accepting, to re-file a few that they’d previously pulled. I wouldn’t expect any candidate to forgo a legitimate advantage, or to fail to argue any reasonable case.
The good news is that the Franken folks did the same and wound up a few votes ahead, net. And that Franken looks to be winning, even not counting the improperly rejected absentee ballots.