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Solicitor General Alan Gilbert, center, chats Thursday with Bert Black, counsel to the secretary of state's office, shortly before the start of a hearing at the Minnesota Supreme Court in St. Paul. Gilbert argued that state law does not allow Al Franken to be issued a provisional election certificate. Pool photo by Ben Garvin, Pioneer Press/Minnesota State Capitol Bureau

Franken makes argument for election ticket

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ST. PAUL -- Al Franken awaits word whether he will get a ticket to the U.S. Senate while he and Norm Coleman wait to learn which one the voters picked as their next senator.


The Minnesota Sup-reme Court is expected to soon decide whether to issue Franken's ticket, in the form of an election certificate, but both candidates will not know for weeks who won the election.

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