You Can Call Him Senator Al…Hopefully

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

The intense scrutiny of “voter intent” resumed this morning by a five-member board charged with directing Minnesota’s recount in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Norm Coleman and Democratic rival Al Franken, and the first 90 minutes of ballot rulings turned the challenger’s slight deficit into a growing triple-digit lead.

On Thursday, the State Canvassing Board reviewed Coleman’s challenges of hundreds of Election Day ballots, and the day’s work saw the unofficial margin between the candidates dwindle to within a handful of votes.

As the board, headed by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, took up and rejected more Coleman challenges today, Franken pulled ahead in the opening minutes and steadily built his advantage beyond 150 within the first two hours.

Moments after Franken took the lead, Coleman campaign spokesman Mark Drake said in a statement: “While varying headlines and a flurry of different numbers will continue, we encourage everyone to just hang on until the process is finished. When it is finished, Norm Coleman will still lead, and we believe, be re-elected to the United States Senate.”

Yeh – just like I’m sure he believes that some people actually believe that Nahm is the heterosexual family man that he claims to be.

C’mon Al!

You can do it!

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