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Norm Coleman 'wins' but recount required

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Minnesotans who endured a lengthy U.S. Senate race now could be forced to wait into December, or longer, to see who actually won.

The Associated Press declared Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman the winner of Tuesday's vote. However, with almost all votes counted today, Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken remain in a virtual tie, forcing a mandated recount of every one of the nearly 3 million ballots.

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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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