Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Minnesota Senate Recount -- update 8

By Michael J.W. Stickings

(Update 8? Something like that? See here.)

The latest: "Franken lead at 50 with absentees left to count," according to the Star Tribune. And a winner may be declared as early (late) as next week in what is "on track to go down as the closest Senate election in U.S. history. Franken's current lead is two one-thousandths of a percent. Put another way, that's one vote for every 58,395 cast."

Senator Al Franken.

Get used to it.

(Assuming that everything goes as anticipated from here on out. Franken's lead should expand with the counting of the unopened absentee ballots, but, of course, Coleman could -- and at this point likely will -- launch a court challenge.)

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