The Minnesota’s U.S. Senate has finished the hand recount between Al Franken and Republican Senator Norm Coleman. Franken entered the recount trailing Coleman by 215 votes out of 2.9 million ballots. The total is now Coleman up by 292 votes; this includes the results from Nov. 4 and recounted ones. They had recounted 86 percent of the ballots. There are about 4,740 ballots that have been challenged by the two campaigns that could be voted on by canvassing board. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie estimated that 12,000 absentee ballots were rejected for various reasons. That represents between 4 percent and 5 percent of all the absentee ballots cast. This of course means the democrats will crank up the path toward the courts and even possibly the Senate. The Senate Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid called the recount a cause for great concern. We are not telling you anything new about how this is going to go. The good news for Republican Senator Norm Coleman is that he is the winner on the fourth, the winner at the end of November so it will be tough for the democrats to pull it away.
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