Franken leads by 50 votes in Minnesota Senate race with only absentee ballots to count
ST. PAUL - Al Franken increased his slim lead over Sen. Norm Coleman by a few votes this morning as another phase of the U.S. Senate race ended.
Franken netted four more votes, bringing his lead to 50 votes in unofficial results, as the state Canvassing Board concluded its review of ballots challenged by the two campaigns during the statewide recount.
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