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Latest Results: Democrats Clinging to Slim Margins in Late-Breaking Senate Races


Three hotly-contested senate races remain undecided, but as the results trickle in there's cause for some comfort and hope for Democrats, as of 9:30 this morning, Eastern time.

  • In Washington, Democratic Senator Patty Murray leads by a small sliver of votes over Republican Dino Rossi with 62% reporting.
  • In Colorado, Democratic Senator Michael Bennet holds on to an even more miniscule lead over opponent Ken Buck with 88% reporting.
  • In Alaska, a flood of write-in ballots for Sen. Lisa Murkowski -- a more moderate Republican compared to Tea Party and Palin favorite Joe Miller -- have her beating Miller by a more comfortable margin than expected. A long process of validation and recount awaits this race thanks to her write-in candidacy.
  • Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania and Alexi Giannoulias of Illinois lost heartbreakingly close Senate races that were decided late in the night.

Check interactive maps at TPMand the New York Times for instant vote counts.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at November 3, 2010, 3:20am