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Lawmakers circle August for primary election

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota lawmakers say they have bipartisan support for moving this year's primary election to Aug. 10 instead of Sept. 14.

The change is intended to bring the state in compliance with a federal law that required more time between the primary and general election. The ultimate goal is to give military and overseas voters enough time to get their absentee ballots in.

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