POLITICS
12/11/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Minnesota Secretary Of State Promises Clean, Nonpartisan Recount

The recount of the closest U.S. Senate race in Minnesota history will be directed by a freshman elections chief -- a liberal DFLer who won election two years ago after accusing his Republican predecessor of bringing partisan bias to her official duties.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie pledges to oversee a fair, accurate and open recount of the nearly 2.9 million ballots in the Senate race.

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