November 07, 2008

Looking Good for Franken

If this AP story is to be believed, Franken is only down 221 votes out of 2.8 million votes cast. Moreover, the recount will include around 25,000 ballots where no clear vote was cast, it was rejected by machines. This usually happens because someone put a check mark where they should have filled in a box or something like that, usually first-time voters. Most of them vote Democratic, and most of the "undervotes" are first-time or young voters who also tended to vote way Democratic.

So it is looking good for Franken, although the bad news is that Republicans are going to try to act like they did in Florida and stop a legitimate recount when it looks like it won't go their way. Fortunately, Minnesota was a very smart, competent, Democratic secretary of state, and she'll see this through to the end, cross all the t's and dot all the i's, and the talk radio assholes can just shut the hell up. I want my Senator Franken! Woo hoo! Go, Al!

Posted by Observer at November 7, 2008 08:54 PM
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