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Senatorial vote recount causes tension

100 votes that emerged Thursday from a small town in the Iron Range went to Al Franken, causing the difference in votes between himself and Sen. Norm Coleman to decrease to 221, the Star Tribune reported.

The difference in votes was 775 in Coleman's favor Wednesday morning, but since changing several times since then as county officials have checked results, it now stands at 221.

An election night worksheet from St. Louis County showed Franken with 406 votes from Precinct 1 in Mountain Iron. The revised number was 506 on Thursday night.

Coleman's campaign found this change suspicious.

"They found 100 votes, and it's statistically impossible that all 100 votes went to the two Democrats, even in St. Louis County," said Cullen Sheehan, Coleman's campaign manager.