Senate race rests on disputed ballots
ST. PAUL - U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman's lead dwindled and the number of disputed ballots dramatically rose in the second day of Minnesota's U.S. Senate race recount.
By Thursday night, 734 ballots had been challenged, a figure that dwarfs the 215-vote margin Republican Coleman led Democratic challenger Al Franken by before the recount began Wednesday. A state board will look at each challenged ballot to see who, if anyone, gets that vote.