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State Canvassing Board member Edward Cleary ponders a ballot challenged in the U.S. Senate recount during the board's Friday meeting. Cleary is a Ramsey County district judge. Photo by Don Davis, St. Paul Capitol Bureau.

Franken leads, at least for today

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By Don Davis

and Scott Wente

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - Al Franken took a lead today on what is supposed to be the final day the state Canvassing Board considers challenged U.S. Senate ballots.


But with thousands of other ballots still not counted, the lead could be short lived.

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