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Former Sen. Norm Coleman sits in a courtroom in the Minnesota Judicial Center Monday, before the start of his lawsuit challenging the results of the U.S. Senate recount. Photo by media pool photographer Ben Garvin, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Coleman: Include thousands in Senate tally

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ST. PAUL -- An estimated 5,000 uncounted ballots should be included in the U.S. Senate election tally to avoid problems seen in Florida's 2000 presidential recount, Norm Coleman's campaign said Monday.


In opening statements at Minnesota's U.S. Senate election trial, an attorney for Coleman said counties applied different standards when they decided whether to reject absentee ballots in the election.

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