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Tracking the Senate

The latest results,this time from the website of the Minnesota Secretary of State:

Norm Coleman –1,095,431 (42.20%)
Al Franken –1,082,450 (41.70%)
Dean Barkley –395,387 (15.23%)

91.82% of precincts reporting as of 1:04 AM

This race just keeps getting tighter.

The Senate remains at 56-40 in favor of the Democrats. The other races outstanding (totals via MSNBC)

Georgia (97% reporting)
- Chambliss (R)* –51%
- Martin (D) –46%

Oregon (43% reporting)
- Merkley (D) –47%
- Smith (R)* –47%

Alaska (37% reporting)
- Stevens (R)* –49%
- Begich (D) –45%

*incumbent

Sixty is looking increasingly unlikely.

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