Franken increases lead in recount
By Scott Wente
St. Paul Capitol Bureau
ST. PAUL - Al Franken took a lead of more than 300 votes Tuesday as a three-judge panel counted U.S. Senate absentee ballots that had not been counted before.
The Democrat's lead over Norm Coleman grew to 312 votes with the count in what could be the final day of Minnesota's U.S. Senate trial. Before Tuesday, Franken led by 225 votes.
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