Board: Counties should count absentee ballots
By Scott Wente
St. Paul Capitol Bureau
ST. PAUL -- Al Franken's campaign celebrated the election board's request that a controversial pile of ballots be counted.
Norm Coleman's attorneys sought the state Supreme Court's swift intervention to avoid a "Florida-style" ballot mishap.
And the state's election chief reminded everyone Minnesota's U.S. Senate race will not be decided for at least another week.
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