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Franken pushes to toss Minn. Senate lawsuit


ST. PAUL (KWWL) -- Democrat Al Franken is calling for full dismissal of Republican Norm Coleman's election lawsuit challenging the Minnesota Senate recount.

The motion for dismissal was filed Thursday morning and could be argued on Friday. It contends that Coleman has failed to meet his burden of proof.

The motion goes point-by-point through Coleman's lawsuit and disputes the validity of the former senator's claims on double-counted ballots and other irregularities.

The filing says Coleman has failed to show the vast majority of rejected absentee ballots it wants counted were properly cast. It whittles the pool of Coleman-requested ballots down to nine, and attaches qualifications to some of those.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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