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Minnesota Race Continues to Perplex

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Posted on Dec 3, 2008
Collage: US Census / the-isb.com

In case you haven’t been following Al Franken’s fortunes in Minnesota’s ongoing recount, here’s a brief recap: He was down, but not by much, then down by less and, a little later, even less, then he claimed to be up, but now it looks like he’s down again, but not by much. Confused? You’re not alone.

More from AP here.


Political Wire:

Franken “has been pressing for the media to focus on the campaign’s internal vote totals of the recount, which as of Wednesday showed Franken opening a lead of 22 votes.”

Update: The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports elections officials in Minneapolis “discovered that one precinct came up 133 ballots short of election day totals, resulting in a net loss for Democratic challenger Al Franken of 44 votes.”

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By tomack, December 4, 2008 at 12:31 pm Link to this comment

It is the best thing to happen in years considering 2000 and 2004-and that’s a sad statement in itself.

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By Just Cause, December 3, 2008 at 6:31 pm Link to this comment
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You mean you’re confused because you don’t understand what a recount is or you’re confused because you don’t understand that there is only one source for the true count totals? Then you are confused!!!

When the recount is done, odds are it will still go to the Senate and they will decide who will be the next Senator from Minnesota.

I still think this is the best thing that happened in years, as it give people a chance to see where the system can be improved.

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