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Count of sealed Minn. Senate ballots begins

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The count of more than 950 sealed absentee ballots in Minnesota's Senate recount crawled along Saturday, in part to make sure voter's names won't be attached to their actual votes.


It came on the day Republican Norm Coleman's term as senator officially expired. He entered this step trailing Democratic challenger Al Franken by 49 votes.

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