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Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie talks about the U.S. Senate recount and changes that should be made to improve the process. Looking on during a Friday forum is Sen. Ann Rest of New Hope, who will be a key figure in any bill lawmakers consider. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Officials look ahead to election law changes

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota election experts say the state's election law is among the best in the county, but the protracted U.S. Senate race proves it can be improved.


The state needs to instill more confidence and stability into the absentee ballot process, Sen. Ann Rest, DFL-New Hope, told a University of Minnesota forum 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.