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Norm Coleman, left, and Al Franken.

Ballots from local voters could be counted in U.S. Senate race


WILLMAR -- One absentee ballot from Kandiyohi County and four from Lac qui Parle County have risen to the top in the ongoing election recount saga between Norm Coleman and Al Franken.

Those five ballots are some of the thousands that may have been wrongly rejected on election night and among the 400 ballots that the state's three-judge panel may actually count for the U.S. Senate race.

"You hate to see people think their vote doesn't count," said Robert Ludvigson of Madison.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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