As expected, Al Franken took his first lead in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race but there are still hundreds, if not thousands of withdrawn challenges that need to be allocated.
Meanwhile, the state canvassing board rejected a plea by Norm Coleman’s attorney to look into an issue where Coleman’s campaign suggested double counting could have occurred. The board said it wasn’t the role of the canvassing board to look into the matter.
MPR’s News Cut is live blogging the event.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org