There are worries about what's up in that Minnesota Senate race where Republican incumbent Norm Coleman was ahead of Democrat Al Franken by 725 votes the morning after the election.
But Franken has narrowed the gap to about 200 even though a recount is not yet underway. That is because election officials are correcting supposed typos in how the numbers were reported. Those corrections have added 435 votes to Franken while taking away 69 from Coleman, and virtually all of Franken's new votes came from just three of the more than 4,100 precincts.
The campaigns are also negotiating ballot security standards after an unsuccessful challenge by Coleman to halt the counting of 32 absentee ballots that were supposedly left for days in the trunk of an election official's car.
Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty says, "These changes seem to disproportionally — overwhelmingly favor Al Franken."
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Senate Watch... MN Senate Race
Three of the Nation's Senate races are undeclared at this time. If the Democrats win each of these seats, they will have the 60 vote power they crave to ram through the entire Obama agenda...
So, we now look at the Minnesota race, where GOP incumbant Sen. Norm Coleman is battline comedian turned political idiot Al Franken. This race should not be close, but then again, Minnesota voters elected Jesse Ventura as governor.
Shenanigans? NAH... Never...
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