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State Supreme Courts blocks Coleman on double recount votes

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's highest court on Wednesday ruled against Republican Sen. Norm Coleman's attempt to keep dozens of possible double votes from Democratic-heavy precincts out of the long-running U.S. Senate recount, but left the door open for a lawsuit.

Coleman's attorneys said the decision virtually guarantees that the recount will end in litigation, delaying the seating of a Minnesota senator well past Jan. 6, when the next Congress convenes.

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