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Paul Tynjala, St. Louis County election director, takes the oath before testifying during proceedings in the Senate election trial Thursday. Pool photo by John Doman, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Date miscues raise ballot questions

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ST. PAUL - Al Franken wants 60 rejected St. Louis County absentee ballots added to November's election tally even though dates on related paperwork do not match.


St. Louis County took the trial spotlight Thursday while behind the scenes the Franken campaign sought to have Norm Coleman's U.S. Senate election challenge thrown out of court

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.