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Absentee ballots causing problems

According to the Pioneer Press, Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign asked a Ramsey County judge to stop the counting of absentee ballots Saturday that were in a city election official's car Friday night, , according to the Coleman campaign.

There were 32 absentee ballots in the car.

Only 221 votes separate Coleman from DFLer Al Franken in unofficial tallies, said the Star Tribune.

The Coleman campaign believes that the integrity of the ballots "is in serious doubt."

The argument was dismissed on jurisdictional grounds by Kathleen Gearin, chief district court judge in Ramsey County.