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Attorney Joe Friedberg shows Deputy Secretary of State Jim Gelbmann an absentee ballot document on Wednesday, the third day of the U.S. Senate election trial. Gelbmann, a Woodbury resident, testified about how absentee ballots were handled during the Senate recount. Friedberg is an attorney for Norm Coleman, pictured at right. (Pool photo by Richard Sennott, Star Tribune.)

Senate trial explores absentee ballots

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ST. PAUL - Norm Coleman's attorneys bore into the details of individual absentee ballots on the third day of the U.S. Senate election trial.


Coleman's legal team is trying to demonstrate that counties applied different standards when considering which absentee ballots would be counted in the election and statewide recount and which needed to be rejected because certain criteria were not met.

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