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Judges Elizabeth Hayden, center, and Kurt Marben listen Tuesday as Coleman attorney Joe Friedberg, left, and Franken attorney David Lillehaug approach the bench during the U.S. Senate election trial. Pool photo by Ben Garvin, Pioneer Press - Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Judges set ballot limit

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ST. PAUL - A judicial panel could review at least 5,000 uncounted absentee ballots for counting in the U.S. Senate election trial.

Judges ruled Tuesday Norm Coleman can argue to include in the election tally absentee ballots it believes were wrongly rejected in the Nov. 4 election. Coleman is challenging Al Franken's 225-vote victory in court.


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