State board approves recount, delays disputed absentee ballots decision
Update 4 p.m.
ST. PAUL - A state elections board today approved the beginning of a statewide U.S. Senate recount, but delayed the most controversial item on the table - whether hundreds of disputed absentee ballots would be counted.
"We need more time to think," said Mark Ritchie, Canvassing Board chairman and secretary of state.
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