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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.

Campaigns seize on man's testimony

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ST. PAUL - Attorneys for Norm Coleman and Al Franken each claim one man's testimony boosted their case, but he said the court, not a campaign, was the intended beneficiary.


The man in the middle was Jim Gelbmann, the deputy secretary of state who was involved in the Senate recount and was the first major witness in the Senate election trial.

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