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More Ballot Challenges In Minnesota

Senator Norm Coleman holds a 210 vote lead over Democrat Al Franken in the mandatory senate recount in Minnesota, according to an analysis by the Minneapolis Star Tribune (the AP is reporting a Coleman lead of 172 votes).

But both candidates have lost more than 1,000 votes to challenges during the recount process and the over 3,000 ballots that have been questioned could hold the key to the final outcome with just over 78 percent of the vote re-counted. The state canvassing board will examine those challenged ballots after the recount is finished.