News agencies are reporting that Senator Coleman retained his US Senate seat in Minnesota, but only by about 700+ votes, beating comedian Al Franken. Maybe if Franken would've again called Rush Limbaugh "a big fat idiot" it would've helped?
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Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken are going to have to wait a bit to declare themselves the victor in the Minnesota Senate seat after the 727-vote margin in the race fell within the state's mandatory recount law.
That law requires a recount any time the margin between the top two candidates is less than one-half of one percent.
The Associated Press pulled its call for Coleman after reporting him the winner. Franken told FOX News that he is not conceding. He told supporters it'll be "a little while" before Minnesotans know the results.
The margin is well within the threshold for an automatic recount that could drag into December. Franken could have waived the recount, but he said he wouldn't.