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The Coleman campaign on Saturday asked a Ramsey County District Court judge to block the inclusion of 32 just-discovered absentee ballots in the vote total in Minneapolis. Elections officials there apprarently told the Coleman campaign of the discovery late Friday night. (11/08/2008)
Minnesota has a reputation for clean and transparent elections. That reputation is about to be put to the test in a way the nation hasn't seen since the presidential recount in Florida in 2000. (11/07/2008)
Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign is using the state's open records law to ask state and all 87 counties for access to voting data and other records. (11/07/2008)
As the votes trickle in, Republican Senate candidate Norm Coleman's lead over his challenger Democrat Al Franken continues to shrink. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie joins Midday to answer listener questions about voting procedures, election results and the recount in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race. (Midday, 11/07/2008)
The number of votes that separates incumbent Republican Norm Coleman from Democratic challenger Al Franken continues to fluctuate. The unofficial results from the secretary of state's office show Coleman with a lead of 239 votes. (11/07/2008)
The campaigns for Republican Senator Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken are preparing for a recount with the unofficial results showing Coleman with a lead at less than 500 votes. (11/06/2008)
Unofficial results show only a few hundred votes separate Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and DFL challenger Al Franken, after a day of vote counting on Wednesday. That narrow lead triggers an automatic statewide recount by the Secretary of State's office. But the matter could end up in the courts. (11/06/2008)
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken says it is clear that the votes in Minnesota's Senate race need to be recounted, given how close the results are. He rejected calls by Republican incument Norm Coleman for him to concede the race. Franken spoke to MPR's Gary Eichten on Midday today. (11/06/2008)
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie told reporters today the recount to decide the U.S. Senate race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken will involve hundreds of people and will cost at least $90,000. (11/05/2008)
Republican Norm Coleman is claiming victory in Minnesota's Senate race. But it could be weeks before the state has an official winner. Coleman's lead over Democrat Al Franken is now just 475 votes out of 2.9 million cast. The margin is so narrow it has triggered an automatic recount. (11/05/2008)


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