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Coleman-Franken recount: heavy politics, a light moment

Levity in the recount.

Minutes after the Al Franken campaign lawyer claimed a 22-vote lead, Fritz Knaak ,Sen. Norm Coleman’s lawyer, asserts his man is ahead by 2,200 votes!

Sarcasm, folks.

“We have no evidence of this,” Knaak said straight-faced. “I just like the sound of it.”

Seriously, Knaak said the Coleman campaign now sees Tuesday’s 171 “found” Maplewood ballots — especially 31absentee ballots — as “a problem” and continues to investigate.

Meanwhile, there’s a report of more than 100 missing ballots in Minneapolis, most of them Franken ballots.

Also, the State Canvassing Board announced it will meet Dec. 12; the topic of inexplicably rejected absentee ballots is on agenda.

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