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Swift County Auditor Byron Giese, center, sorts ballots while Carol Rohlofs, left, and Glen Pederson assist him with counting ballots Thursday in the deadlocked U.S. Senate race between Sen. Norm Coleman, top opposite, and Al Franken, below opposite. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Swift County adjusts recount process; Meeker, Swift and Renville counties work their recounts

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A spirited exchange between an official for U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman and the Swift County auditor took place Thursday morning as the recount of ballots for the U.S. Senate was just getting under way in Benson.

Stacey Barrack, the lead observer for the Coleman campaign, repeatedly asked Auditor Byron Giese to stop the recount and restart the process.

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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.
(320) 894-9750
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