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Senate panel studies expanded Minnesota voting window

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bill to open Minnesota voting booths two weeks before an election and allow voting on weekends is raising constitutional questions.

A Senate elections committee debated Wednesday whether it would violate Minnesota's constitutional clause designating one election day.

Minnesota is among a dwindling number of states without in-person early voting. The state's absentee voting process requires people to meet one of a handful of legitimate excuses.

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