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Republican volunteers keep an eye on ballots for recount


BENSON -- James Thelen spent at least two hours sitting on a hard wooden chair in the Swift County Auditor's office Wednesday quietly reading a copy of the "National Review" magazine.

The longtime Republican volunteer from Benson was there to make sure no one tampered with the county's ballots, especially the votes for Sen. Norm Coleman.

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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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