Democrat Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenAl Franken blasts Susan Collins: She'll let Trump 'get away with anything' Bill Press: Don't forget about Amy Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far MORE asked a Minnesota state court to reject a suit by Sen. Norm Coleman (R) seeking to reconsider 933 ballots both campaigns had previously agreed to have counted.

Coleman's campaign filed a request for a temporary restraining order preventing the state's Secretary of State from "redacting" voter identification from the ballots, essentially finalizing all potential action on those ballots, as it would be virtually impossible to then distinguish those ballots from millions of others in the state.

The Coleman campaign asserted that many of the 933 ballots they had previously agreed to have counted in early February may now be illegal under a ruling by a three-judge panel overseeing Coleman's challenge to a 225-vote lead in favor of Franken certified by a state board last month.

"Many of the absentee ballots that were among the 933 absentee ballots opened and counted on January 3, 2009 fall into one or more of the categories of ballots that the Court has now ruled are 'not legally cast under relevant law and shall not be opened and counted,'" Coleman attorneys wrote in their brief.

The Franken campaign accused Coleman's campaign of reneging on an agreement they freely entered, and asked the court to impose sanctions against the Coleman campaign for trying to "eviscerate" the agreement.

"[Coleman's] stated basis for trying to withdraw from their [agreement] is that they do not approve of the Court's subsequent orders regarding absentee ballots," Franken attorneys wrote. "This is no basis for a temporary injunction."

The Franken campaign indicated Friday afternoon that the Coleman suit, along with courtroom actions taken by the campaign in recent stages of the election challenge, is laying the groundwork for a later appeal.