LATEST UPDATE: Coleman’s lead shrinks from about 215 votes to 174 votes. Latest on Huffington Post.
We’ve been following two still-undecided Senate races closely (we’ve endorsed the challengers in both races, and our supporters have raised thousands for them): Jim Martin in Georgia (challenging Republican incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss) and Al Franken in Minnesota (challenging Rebublican incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman). Martin’s race is headed for a run-off ending December 2, while Franken’s race is likely headed to the courts as the state does a full re-count of all ballots. Currently, Norm Coleman is up by a mere 206 votes, and many predict that the recount will prove more ballots cast for Franken. With a race so close and a chance that Franken could indeed prove the winner, the former comedian is headed to Washington, D.C. to prepare for a possible win.
According to Minnesota’s Start Tribune, Al Franken will meet this week with Senate Democrat leaders to fully brief them on the recount and the process and to discuss the upcoming legislative agenda. “If he should win this election, it would be irresponsible for him not to get ready to take office,” said Franken spokeswoman Colleen Murray. “Minnesota deserves a senator who is ready to take office on Day One.”