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Sixty Slips Away

Yeah,I fell asleep before the final results were in. Then again,with a recount looming in Minnesota,I have no reason to expect myself to stay awake until December.

Here’s where the race stands with 100% of precincts reporting (data from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website):

Norm Coleman –1,211,627 (42.00%) Al Read on…

Minnesota Update

If CNN is to be believed,Al Franken is about 1,000 votes ahead of Norm Coleman. However,CNN is about 28,000 total votes ahead of the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website,which still has Coleman in the lead by just less than 12,000 votes.

However,some interesting data has emerged in the exit polling:

The Other Outstanding Seats


Georgia (98% reporting) –Chambliss (R)* –50% –Martin (D) –46%

Oregon (45% reporting) –Merkley (D) –47% –Smith (R)* –47%

Alaska (45% reporting) –Stevens (R)* –49% –Begich (D) –46%


The website of Oregon’s Secretary of State Read on…

Still Awake

Still awake and plugging along. I’ve got Minnesota Public Radio streaming in iTunes,the Secretary of State’s website open and refreshing periodically,and I plan on staying up until the race is decided.

Here’s where things stand with 94.55% of precincts reporting at 1:44 AM:

Norm Coleman –1,131,572 (42.16%) Al Franken –1,120,123 (41.74%) Read on…

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 Read on…