Coleman appeals to high court

Norm Coleman wants the state’s highest court to reverse his U.S. Senate election loss.

The former Republican senator appealed to the Minnesota Supreme Court Monday, hoping it will overturn a special judicial panel’s ruling that declared Democrat Al Franken the winner.

Coleman’s key claim is that the disparate ways absentee ballots were handled by local election officials in the Nov. 4 election violated the U.S. Constitution. He argues that that problem was not corrected during a recent election trial and there remain ballots to count.

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