Franken Won’t Concede
Our friends at MnIndy have the story of one key Senate race that is not over.
The most expensive Senate race in Minnesota history looks like it may also end up its closest.
With all precincts reporting, and nearly 3 million ballots counted, Sen. Norm Coleman eked out a minuscule 727-vote victory over Al Franken, according to the Minnesota secretary of state’s office. In statistical terms, that’s a 42.00 to 41.97 edge for the Republican. Dean Barkley garnered 15 percent of the vote and conceded defeat last night.
This means that under state law the race is headed for a recount. Franken just issued a statement that he is not conceding. “Let me be clear: This race is too close to call, and we do not yet know who won.”
A recount may take weeks.