ST. PAUL, Minn. — The margin in Minnesota's unresolved Senate race between Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken has gotten tighter.
The latest figures reported to the secretary of state gave incumbent Coleman a lead of only 204 votes over Franken Monday morning.
That's down seven votes from the margin reported last week in tallies that are still considered unofficial. The difference of only about one-hundredth of 1 percent between the two candidates will trigger an automatic recount next week.
Officials in Minnesota's 87 counties are meeting to certify results.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Coleman v. Franken race tightens
If you're following some of the unresolved Senate races - both because of their effect on the size of the Democratic majority and because of their inherent interest - here's a news update: