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Clay County Auditor-Treasurer Lori Johnson testifies during the Senate vote recount trial Thursday in St. Paul.

Missing Clay ballots end Senate trial testimony

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ST. PAUL - Lori Johnson was a fitting final U.S. Senate trial witness because, like many other issues in the case, she left unanswered the main question attorneys asked.


The Clay County auditor-treasurer could offer no reason why five ballots disappeared from Oakport Township, just north of Moorhead, after the November election. In a way, those five ballots represent the entire 7-week-old Senate trial, with both candidates looking for ballots they can count.

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