Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Franken is ahead by 49 votes. Now some 1,300 absentee ballots have to be opened and counted. But there's still fighting over which ones to count.

According to an article on "Minnesota's race is on track to go down as the closest Senate election in U.S. history. Franken's current lead is two one-thousandths of a percent. Put another way, that's one vote for every 58,395 cast."

On a related note, Minnesota led the nation in voter turnout in the 2008 Presidential election, with 77.8%. Wisconsin came in second with almost 73%. National average was just under 62%. Pathetic.


At 1/01/2009 8:04 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

I love Minnesota!

At 1/01/2009 9:55 PM, Blogger Emily said...

I <3 Minnesota (I will use this emoticon heart even if it's deemed as one of the banned "words" of 2008!)

Wisconsin ain't too shabby, either.


Post a Comment

<< Home