First ballots counted, a person from the rules committee came up and announced that Erlandson had done a bit on MPR stating he wasn't running for the endorsement, and that his ballots should be tossed. Leader states that since Erlandson never said that to the group, hes in the race until he states he isn't.
Ballot count comes back, and only Dorfman, Ellison, Erlandson and JNP made the threashold. Numbers were 40, 80, 34 and 33. Leader announces that Erlandson cals in and withdraws fro the endorsement process. Saavedra give a very nice speach, even a little teary, and throws his support to Ellison. A Saavedra supporter comes up and tries to have Saavedra put back on the ballot. It's voted down.
1:50,pretty much done, since there's no way if everyone else goes to one candidate that anyone can pass Ellison. Man who was heckling Erlandson about abiding is now wearing an Ellison button.
More after next ballot comes back, but it looks like it's pretty much over.