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Justice Christopher J. Dietzen questions Al Franken's attorney, Marc Elias, during the Minnesota Senate election hearing Monday. Earlier, he questioned whether Norm Coleman presented enough evidence for his case.

Justices examine rural-urban Senate vote differences

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ST. PAUL - Five Minnesota Supreme Court justices must decide whether thousands of greater Minnesota voters' absentee ballots were unfairly rejected in the 2008 U.S. Senate race.


Republican Norm Coleman's attorneys Monday told the justices that laws were not evenly applied, and actions in larger counties such as St. Louis, Ramsey and Hennepin tilted last Nov. 4's U.S. Senate election in favor of Democrat Al Franken.

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