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Judge sides with Franson; orders removal of 35 ballots

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State House District 8B candidate Mary Franson won a legal decision involving her one-vote victory over Bob Cunniff.

On Tuesday, Judge Dave Battey granted Franson's request to declare that "obvious errors" had occurred in the election, which will trigger a process Franson favored: Removing 35 votes at random from the three precincts in Alexandria where the mistakes occurred.


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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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