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Associated Press, Published July 14 2010

Coleman: No wish to reopen 2008 Minnesota Senate race

ST. PAUL (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says investigations into felons voting illegally in the 2008 election won't cause him to try to change the outcome.

Coleman lost his Senate seat to Democrat Al Franken after a recount and court contest that lasted eight months.

On Wednesday, the Republican said there will always be "a cloud of doubt" and the allegations add to that, but he hasn't sought legal advice on his options and doesn't intend to.

Prosecutors in Minnesota's biggest counties are investigating a conservative watchdog group's allegations that ineligible felons voted or registered to vote illegally in 2008.

Earlier Wednesday, GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty said on Fox News that if the allegations are true, "they may have flipped the election."

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