According to various reports, Franken’s lead of 251 on Friday had dwindled to 48 at the end of yesterday’s Minnesota’s Canvassing Board actions.
The StarTribune.com reported last night:
As the U.S. Senate recount approaches another crossroad today, it appears that DFLer Al Franken’s recently attained lead over Republican Sen. Norm Coleman could narrow to double digits.
Today, the state Canvassing Board is scheduled to award votes from thousands of challenges that each candidate had filed against his opponent’s ballots but later withdrew. A draft list Monday by the secretary of state’s staff about how those votes should be allocated showed Franken leading by 48 votes. At the end of last week, he was up by 251, the first time since the Nov. 4 election that he had an advantage.
Presumably, the tabulation process is to conclude today. Stay tuned.
The author is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and a writer.