MN Recount Streams Live, Jan. 5

MONDAY Jan. 5, Breaking: Franken declared winner over Coleman 05 Jan 2009.

Al Franken was declared the winner over Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) in the Minnesota Senate race, but the Coleman campaign has announced it will be contesting the results in a post-election challenge. The state’s Canvassing Board declared that Franken defeated Coleman by 225 votes. However, the election will not be certified by the state until all the legal challenges to the race are completed. Coleman's lawyers have already indicated they will file an election contest -- meaning it could be weeks, if not months until there is a clear winner.

Live MN Recount Vote Totals for Saturday, January 3rd, 2009


(We discovered and put up this live video feed (below) at 4:00 pm Sat. as the Minnesota hand recount was in progress, with Franken 225 votes in the lead. The vote counting ended for the day at about 7:15 p.m. Eastern time with a press conference by the Franken campaign, the Coleman campaign, and a summation by MN Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.
The official recount by the 5-member state recount board will resume and is expected to conclude Monday.
Click the spreadsheet and other links below to see count details provided by the website

With the conclusion of the live recount and press conference at around 7:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, the video feed has since switched to replay of an assortment of Election '08 videos, but will resume live streaming coverage of the MN recount on Monday, Jan. 5.) --Ed.

952 Absentee Ballots Counted Saturday Jan. 3.

Days' Count Ends with Franken 225 Votes in the Lead

Coleman campaign files request for an emergency order from the Minnesota Supreme Court.

The writes: See the spreadsheet we use to keep track of the votes counted today. It changes as we update it.
Also, see our vote totals in a popup if you wish.

Video stream may take a while to load, but is worth the wait.

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