Coleman leads, but recount required
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans who endured a lengthy U.S. Senate race now could be forced to wait into December, or longer, to see who actually won.
Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman collected 727 more votes than Democratic challenger Al Franken, unofficial secretary of state returns show. But state law mandates a recount of every one of the nearly 3 million ballots cast because the election is a virtual tie.
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