In blow to Coleman, court orders just 400 ballots be examined
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's U.S. Senate race is down to 400 absentee ballots.
A three-judge panel this afternoon ordered county officials to send those 400 ballots to the secretary of state's office by Monday.
The court is to open and count at least some of the ballots a week from today, possibility ending this phase of the battle between Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken.
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