Al Franken Challenges Ballot in Minnesota Senate Race
Via American Spectator .
Meanwhile, Senator Norm Coleman’s lead continues to shrink in the Minnesota recount.
The Star-Tribune reported:
The Great Minnesota Recount kicked off Wednesday with masses of volunteers for Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken moving into a fresh phase of the struggle: eyeballing the first of 2.9 million ballots, ready to pounce on anything that looked questionable.
By day’s end, with about 18 percent of the vote recounted, Coleman continued to lead Franken — but by only 174 votes, notably narrower than the unofficial gap of 215 votes at which the recount had begun. Franken’s gain owed much to a swing of 23 votes in the Democratic stronghold of St. Louis County — the result of faintly marked ballots and older optical scanners that failed to read the marks.
Let Freedom Ring is liveblogging the recount from the precincts.