A Vote for the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a Vote for Al Franken, Say Minnesota AuthoritiesS

In the ongoing drama of the Minnesota recount, a few controversial write-in ballots have surfaced. One, which we reported on a few weeks ago, included a vote for liberal candidate Al Franken along with a write-in for "Lizard People." Another vote for Franken included a write-in for the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Today Minnesota Public Radio reports that the Lizard People ballot was ultimately discounted by the State Canvassing Board as an "over vote." The Flying Spaghetti Monster ballot, however, was allowed as a vote for Franken. What, no love for my Lizard People? [via MPR]