Minnesota Recount Going Well for Franken
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Update (From Steve Benen): In Minnesota, Norm Coleman's lead over Al Franken is down to just 136 votes. As of last night, about 46% of the 2.9 million ballots had been counted as part of the statewide recount.
Looks like Norm Coleman is feeling the heat. Here's Minnesota Monitor reporter Chris Steller being thrown out of a Coleman press conference.
I made it as far as the inside of a small press conference room at a drab office park in St. Paul where I was just about to settle into the chair that seemed least conveniently located to the exit when a staffer asked who I was with. When I said the Minnesota Independent, he said I'd have to leave. To my protest that MnIndy is a news outlet like others represented there, the staffer replied, "Right, and it's funded by George Soros," and he escorted me out.
Franken is picking up votes in GOP areas and doing a bit better than he needs to in order to take the seat. It's still early but there is a reason Coleman is sweating.
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