The Minnesota Recount Goes On
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced yesterday that he and four state judges will oversee the recount of votes in the U.S. Senate contest.
Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman holds a 206-vote lead over Democratic challenger Al Franken.
As Coleman’s margin has dropped by about 500 votes since Election Day, Republicans are stepping up their criticism of Ritchie, a Democrat.
Election projection wizard Nate Silver has said that Franken is a “slight favorite” to emerge victorious.
Ritchie says the recount board will be able to certify a winner before the end of the year.