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Kevin Boyle, Dakota County's elections manager, testifies Tuesday about rejected absentee ballots in the Senate election trial. Pool photo by Bruce Bisping, Star Tribune - Minn. State Capitol Bureau.

Judges to count 24 improperly rejected ballots

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By Scott Wente

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - Judges deciding Minnesota's U.S. Senate election trial said Tuesday they will count two-dozen improperly rejected absentee ballots.

The ballot envelopes all are believed to contain votes for Democrat Al Franken, who ended the recount with a 225-vote lead over Norm Coleman. Coleman is challenging that result in the election trial.

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