Democratic challenger Al Franken finds himself on the cusp of winning a seat in the United States Senate after Minnesota's canvassing board awarded him a host of challenged votes during deliberations on Thursday.He;s good enough, he's smart enough, and doggone it, people like him!
As of 8PM ET, the Minneapolis Star Tribune projected that Franken would finish the recount process with a lead of 89 votes, positioning him to become the 59th Democratic senator in the upcoming Congress.
According to local paper tallies, Franken currently trails Sen. Norm Coleman by a mere five votes, down from the 358-vote margin that the Republican held just last night. The Associated Press had the count even closer, with Coleman ahead by two votes.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Chanukah comes early for Al Franken
It's being said right now that comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member Al Franken is projected to win the Senate race against incumbent Norm Coleman.