Image from source, StarTribune
Many political junkies like myself are still not altogether sure what to do with themselves, now that the big election is over. So it is nice--to help us with our withdrawal pangs--that there are still a couple of races that are undecided. Alaska is over, with Ted Stevens singing his swan song (to an odd standing ovation) in the Senate today.
But there is still the runoff in Georgia, and of course the recount in Minnesota. There, incumbent Norm Coleman seemingly beat challenger (and Greenlee Gazette fave), Al Franken on election night. But the narrowness of the win prompted a mandatory recount. And even before the recount started, Coleman's already slim lead had dwindled to the low 200s.
Now the recount is underway, and the distance is shrinking even further. But with 55% of the vote in, I'm not sure there is enough room for Franken to take it. Still hoping anyway. If you want to follow along with me, there is a great site that has a running tally, updated regularly.
Check it out: StarTribune.com