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Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie talks about the U.S. Senate recount and changes that should be made to improve the process. Looking on during a Friday forum is Sen. Ann Rest of New Hope, who will be a key figure in any bill lawmakers consider. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

State officials look ahead to election law changes

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota election experts say the state's election law is among the best in the country, but the protracted U.S. Senate race proves it can be improved.


The state needs to instill more confidence and stability into the absentee ballot process, Sen. Ann Rest, DFL-New Hope, told a University of Minnesota forum Friday.

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