…. that is the latest number. The difference between Coleman and Franken in the Minnesota Senate vote count, according to the evening news, just reported.
There’s something funny going on in Alaska with the voting machines. Very odd… it reports voting down even though more people seem to have voted: “There’s something fishy in Alaska.”
In Minnesota, the optical scan machines are not reliable: they routinely give different results when counting the same ballots twice and they drop thousands of votes without notice to the servers when uploading. I look forward to seeing whether the hand recount will give a substantially different result.
It is interesting that Stevens “won” even though the polls had him not.
This is the race I’m really following, especially now that it looks like that rancid pustule Reichert is pulling out a squeaker in the 8th District here in Washington.
It’s beginning to look like the tampering by Coleman is just going to be too egregious to get by this time–especially with a celebrity running against him. (And a smart celebrity: a rare breed.) I think an investigation here may turn over some other rocks as well–it’ll be interesting to see what’s under them.
Is it guaranteed that they will do a recount if the difference is withing the margin of error? I’m watching this race and thinking about FL in 2000, where they quit before finding out who actually won.
An automatic recount is done by the Secretary of State of Minnesota when the difference in votes is 3% or less. This race has a .01% difference and getting smaller! Interestingly, there’s been a lot of talk in the media about Franken and the Dems pushing for the recount, but he has no say over the recount, and neither does Coleman. It’s a state law. When it’s this close it’s out of both candidates hands.
Thanks, Monica. Glad to hear it.
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