Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Day 1: Minnesota Senate recount

According to The Minneapolis Star Tribune after the first day of the Franken/Coleman recount Norm Coleman has lost a little ground:
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.

18% of ballots counted:

Norm Coleman (R)-43.25%

Al Franken (D)-39.99%

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