Thursday, November 20, 2008

Minnesota Recount – Franken Closes Gap

Al Franken made up some ground in the first day of the recount of the senate election in Minnesota.

By day’s end, with about 18 percent of the vote recounted, Coleman continued to lead Franken — but by only 174 votes, notably narrower than the unofficial gap of 215 votes at which the recount had begun. Franken’s gain owed much to a swing of 23 votes in the Democratic stronghold of St. Louis County — the result of faintly marked ballots and older optical scanners that failed to read the marks.

They may actually have this done by Christmas.