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Judge Denise Reilly asks a question about initials on a ballot during Senate election trial testimony Wednesday by election official Kevin Corbid of Washington County. Pool photo by David Joles, Star Tribune

Ballot review could take weeks

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ST. PAUL - Note to Minnesotans: Get comfortable because the U.S. Senate election trial is going to take a while.

There is no trial timeline, but a brief courtroom comment Wednesday by one of three judges hearing the election lawsuit confirmed that the case is far from over.


Judge Denise Reilly of Hennepin County said the court will review and count absentee ballots that the judges decide were wrongly excluded from the Nov. 4 election and the recount.

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