Mark Ritchie talks about the recount decision

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie walked through a security check point before being allowed into the courtroom at the Judicial Center in St. Paul to watch the counting of nearly 400 additional absentee ballots at the Senate recount trial Tuesday, April 7, 2009. POOL PHOTO
AP Pool - Star Tribune/Jim Gehrz

Democrat Al Franken's lead in the U.S. Senate election has increased to 312 votes. Election officials added the results of 351 improperly rejected votes to the overall count today and now the three-judge panel presiding over the election challenge will focus on other issues raised by Republican Norm Coleman.

To talk more about the effects of the recount today on the election in general All Things Considered called Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.

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