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Attorney Marc Elias, left, and Andy Barr of the Al Franken campaign on Thursday announce a suit has been filed seeking the names of Minnesotans whose ballots were rejected in last week's election. The suit was filed in Ramsey County, but Elias said that if a judge orders Ramsey County to turn over the list, other counties probably would follow. Photo by Don Davis, St. Paul Capitol Bureau.

UPDATE-Franken campaign's story backing lawsuit not substantiated

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By Don Davis

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - Al Franken's campaign needs a new story to establish the need for a lawsuit it filed Thursday.

The Minnesota U.S. Senate campaign filed suit in Ramsey County District Court demanding a list of all voters whose absentee ballots were rejected in last week's election. If Franken wins that ruling, his campaign officials said, other counties should follow.

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