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Kevin Boyle, Dakota County's elections manager, testifies Tuesday about rejected absentee ballots in the Senate election trial. Pool photo by Bruce Bisping, Star Tribune

Senate trial judges to count 23 ballots

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ST. PAUL - Judges deciding Minnesota's U.S. Senate election trial said Tuesday they will count nearly two-dozen improperly rejected absentee ballots.

The 23 ballot envelopes all are believed to contain votes for Democrat Al Franken, who ended the recount with a 225-vote lead over Norm Coleman. Coleman is challenging that result in the election trial.

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