car·riage re·turn

n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page


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%


Sixty is looking increasingly unlikely.

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