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January 6, 2009
Editorial: Franken rises to the top
Remember when Norm Coleman declared victory immediately following Election Day, and then publicly rebuked the Al Franken campaign for demanding a recount already mandated by Minnesota law? And remember when Coleman said that if he had been in Franken's position, he would not have...
January 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 5, 2009
Court rejects Coleman request
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Supreme Court dismissed Norm Coleman's request to have more absentee ballots considered in the U.S. Senate recount he...
January 5, 2009 - 11:50am
Elections board certifies Franken as winner, but Coleman campaign says it will contest results
ST. PAUL - Al Franken won Minnesota's U.S.
January 5, 2009 - 12:00am
Franken gains big in count of new ballots
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Victory in Minnesota's drawn-out Senate race moved within Democrat Al Franken's grasp Saturday when he pushed his lead over Republican Norm Coleman to 225 votes with the two-month recount virtually done. Franken netted 176 votes more than Republican Norm Coleman...
January 5, 2009 - 12:00am
January 3, 2009
Absentee ballots create recount uncertainty
ST. PAUL -- Only a final stack of ballots stands in the way of declaring a winner in Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount. But like much of the prolonged recount between Republican Sen.
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
Franken lead at 50; absentee ballots remain
ST. PAUL - Al Franken increased his slim lead over Sen. Norm Coleman by a few votes this morning as another phase of the U.S.
December 30, 2008 - 12:00pm
December 22, 2008
Franken leads; ballots remain
ST. PAUL - A new leader emerged Friday in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, but new electoral wrinkles kept the outcome unknown. Democrat Al Franken pulled ahead of Sen. Norm Coleman for the first time after the state Canvassing Board completed a four-day review of roughly 1,500 ballots...
December 22, 2008 - 9:00am
December 19, 2008
Franken leads, at least today
ST. PAUL - Al Franken took a lead today on what is supposed to be the final day the state Canvassing Board considers challenged U.S. Senate ballots. But with thousands of other ballots still not counted, the lead could be short lived. Franken entered today with a single-digit deficit...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
A vote for Sen. Lizard People
ST. PAUL -- Sen. Lizard People? That odd question arose as the State Canvassing Board Thursday reviewed a Senate ballot that may have been a...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
December 16, 2008
Letter: Coleman is the winner; now let's move forward
The citizens of Minnesota have been holding a collective breath while waiting to find out who will represent their interests in Washington for the next six years along with Sen. Amy Klobuchar. The recount is over and Senator Coleman has prevailed.
December 16, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
Franken gets two victories from canvassing board
ST. PAUL - Al Franken scored two victories in the undecided U.S. Senate race today when a state elections board recommended wrongly rejected absentee ballots be counted and accepted results from a Minneapolis precinct where ballots went missing. Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign said...
December 12, 2008 - 4:00pm
December 6, 2008
Recount wraps up
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans are out of luck if they thought completion of the historic U.S. Senate recount would bring about a tidy end to the race. Most election officials on Friday breathed a sigh of relief as nearly all of the 2.9 million ballots had been recounted by hand, giving...
December 6, 2008 - 12:00am
December 4, 2008
Franken drops hundreds of ballot challenges
Coleman: 1,174,964 (41 percent) Franken: 1,186,134 (42 percent) 4,075 of 4,130 precincts 98 percent of ballots recounted Other candidates-spoiled...
December 4, 2008 - 12:00pm
December 3, 2008
Senate race loses some significance
ST. PAUL - Al Franken no longer can be considered the potential 60th vote. A runoff election Tuesday in Georgia left Minnesota with the only unresolved U.S. Senate race this year - and Franken hoping to be Senate Democrat's 59th vote, not the critical 60th that would allow them to...
December 3, 2008 - 10:00am
Editorial: As the recount turns
The continuing Minnesota U.S. Senate recount has provided its share of intrigue over the past several days, and more will likely come as the percentage of recounted ballots nears the 100-percent mark. After Monday, 91 percent of the ballots had been recounted, and Democratic challenger...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am