Coleman says he wins
The Strib reports that Sen. Norm Coleman has declared victory even though state law requires a recount for elections that are less than half a percent away from eachother.
Out of nearly 3 million votes, Coleman led by 475.
Coleman released a statement saying that he is "humbled and grateful for the victory that the voters gave us last night." He has said Franken should abandon any pursuit of a recount, because overturning votes is extremely remote.
He said he would step back if he were similarly trailing. again by 475 votes... really?
The chief Supreme Court justice said the recount will coust about 3 cents per ballot and will take between three and 139 days.
"Let me be clear: Our goal is to ensure that every vote is properly counted," Franken said.