Saturday, December 27, 2008

The latest on the Al Franken / Norm Coleman Minnesota recount

More than a month after the election closed, the Minnesota Senate seat remains up in the air. With more drama, twists and turns than a wrestling, there is certainly no love lost between the two challengers Al Franken (D) and Norm Coleman (R).
Via Politico
Franken grabs lead in Senate recount
Al Franken leads in the Minnesota Senate race for the first time, after a week in which the state's Canvassing Board reviewed more than 1,300 disputed ballots...

But the timeline for certifying a winner is as distant as ever. With more litigation pending and additional absentee ballots still to be counted, the race will not be decided before the end of the year...

Coleman's campaign preached caution in interpreting in the current tally, arguing that it will change before the official count is certified. Its lead recount attorney, Fritz Knaak, argued that the current Franken lead "will be their high water mark."

Franken campaign spokesman Andy Barr said the lawsuit shows that the Coleman's campaign is "panicked" that it will end up behind once the recount is completed...

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