There’s another update from the Minnesota Secretary State, and, yet again, Norm Coleman’s lead over Al Franken has shrunk:
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) â€” The margin in Minnesota’s unresolved Senate race between Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken has gotten tighter.
The latest figures reported to the secretary of state give incumbent Coleman a lead over Franken of only 204 votes Monday morning.
That’s down 17 votes from the margin reported last week in tallies that are still considered unofficial. The difference of only about one-hundredth of 1 percent between the two candidates will trigger an automatic recount next week.
Nate Silver takes a look at the issues facing Minnesota officials in a recount, including the undervote isuses, and seems to think that the race could go either way.
My personal guess ? In the end, they’ll find just enough votes to put Franken over the top.