Think about that for just a second. There were nearly three million votes cast for the seat and we have a difference of just 220 votes. That’s less than one one-hundredth of a percentage point. Or, to put it another way, a penny compared to a hundred dollar bill.
It was a bit larger but they found 100 votes in one county cast for Mr. Franken that were missed due to a typo. And the state is having problems with the voting machines. Note the 870 comments on that one. The absentee ballots are giving them trouble as well.
I have to admit that I didn’t hold out much hope for Mr. Franken when I first heard he was running. (Hmmm, I thought I had something bookmarked on that. Oh well. I’ll find it later.) But then again it is Minnesota.