Coleman to withdraw ballot challenges

An attorney for Republican Norm Coleman says he is withdrawing 650 ballot challenges after saying he would wait until the recount is finished on Friday. The move comes one day after Democrat Al Franken withdrew 633 challenges. Maybe we'll see an arms race in the other direction after the two campaigns mounted challenges topping 6,000.

Both campaigns say they hope to withdraw more in the coming days....

Meanwhile, the Secretary of State's office sends this dispatch:

The state canvassing board will reconvene on Friday, Dec. 12 to discuss possible options for dealing with mistakenly rejected absentee ballots being sorted by county and local election officials.

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