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The Franken campaign challenged this Meeker Count ballot, saying it was not clear the voter intended to vote for Norm Coleman. It is one of 51 ballots Franken supporters challenged in the county. Coleman supporters say it is obvious this and other voters' challenged ballots should be counted for their candidate. staff photo by Don Davis

Both sides question ballot challenges

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Frivolous: (adjective).

1 a: of little weight or importance. b: having no sound basis (as in fact or law) "a frivolous lawsuit"


2 a: lacking in seriousness. b: marked by unbecoming levity

-- Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

ST. PAUL - Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount turned frivolous Friday.

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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.