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Election official Richard Moore counts a stack of ballots during the U.S. Senate recount Wednesday morning at the Washington County Government Center in Stillwater. Staff photo by Andy Blenkush

First recount day reported mostly smooth; Coleman leads

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ST. PAUL - A man who knows the subject liked what he saw Wednesday as Minnesotans began recounting 2.9 million U.S. Senate election ballots.

"They're going as smoothly as you could anticipate when you're first starting a process that is new to everybody involved," Wesley Kliner, who was part of the 2000 presidential recount in Florida, said while watching the process in Otter Tail County.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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