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Top judge says recount handled 'carefully'

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The state Canvassing Board has carefully handled its duties in the U.S. Senate recount, a board member and Minnesota's top judge said.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson, who sits on the board responsible for declaring an election winner, said regardless of the outcome, citizens and the candidates -- Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken -- need to be assured "that everything's been looked at and looked at carefully" by the five-member board.

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