Recount Almost Finished
All 2.9 million ballots have been examined in the recount between Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken in the U.S. senate election, reports MPR.
Currently, Coleman holds a 192 vote lead, but there are still 5,300 ballots up for dispute.
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie hopes that the campaigns will continue to withdraw challenges before the State Canvassing Board meets on Dec. 16 to rule on the ballots.
The recount is still open in one Minneapolis precinct where 133 ballots are missing. The ballot count in the Dinkytown precinct came up short Wednesday.
It is unclear what officials will do if the missing ballots are not found.