Senate race decided in Dec.
A recount was called for Tuesday's Minnesota Senate position between Al Franken and Norm Coleman. Both Fox.com and Twincities.com reported stories on the projected time lines of when the final decision will be made. Both sites said Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has a plan for completing the outcome by Dec. 19. Twincities.com said Coleman was ahead by 238 votes as of Friday afternoon but Fox says Coleman is ahead by 236 votes. Because the difference is so small, the State of Minnesota has a mandatory recount law requiring a recount anytime the margin between the top two candidates is less than one-half of one percent. Twincities.com focused more on when Ritchie will meet to discuss plans. On the other hand, Fox told about each candidate's position on the issue. Coleman considers himself as already won and believes Franken should step aside. Franken said, "Candidates don't get to decide when an election's over" and he thinks the race should proceed in order to make sure that every vote is counted properly. This race had record high voter turnout with 2.9 million votes out of the 3.7 million eligible voters in Minnesota.