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State calls recount for senate race

Republican Norm Coleman declared victory on Wednesday morning, but Democrat Al Franken said it's "still too close to call," reported The Star Tribune. Coleman's lead stood at 475 votes as of 4 pm Wednesday.

This lead - 0.01 percent of the votes - requires an automatic recount under Minnesota law, reported The Pioneer Press. The losing candidate does have the right to call off the recount, but Franken has said he will not.

"Let me be clear. This race is too close to call and we do not yet know who won," Franken said. "It's going to be a little longer before we have a winner."

The recount will start in mid-November and could stretch into December.