Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Recount Update 12/3; Franken Claims Lead

What we know as of this moment with 97.58% of the vote recounted (of course without challenges resolved):

Important numbers:
Important facts (news): 
  • 133 ballots missing from Minneapolis Ward-1 Precinct 3,
  • 171 ballots were found that were not counted on November 4, in Maplewood, giving Franken net 37 votes,
  • Sec. of State Ritchie's office asked election officials to examine 12,000 rejected absentee ballots and determine whether their rejection fell under one of four reasons for rejection defined in state law. This is a possible path to have those ballots that did not fit those four reasons be counted as part of the recount (advantage Franken). 
  • Ballots from Wright County (Republican) will be counted tomorrow. 

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