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Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says ballots that one Senate campaign or the other challenge will be put into a separate pile during a recount of the race that is to begin next week. The recount will involve looking individually at each one of the nearly 3 million ballots from the Nov. 4 election. staff photo by Don Davis

Judges, Ritchie to settle ballot disputes

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ST. PAUL - Two Supreme Court justices appointed by Republican Gov Tim Pawlenty, two District Court judges and the Democratic secretary of state comprise a board that could decide who becomes Minnesota's next U.S. senator.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced on Wednesday who will be on the state Canvassing Board, which will decide who many Minnesota voters intended to support for the Senate.

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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.
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