Re-Re-Recount

By Adam Minter

Every morning for the last week and half,  Norm Coleman has strode into the Minnesota Supreme Court chambers just before 9 A.M. and taken a seat at the table shared by his three, and sometimes more, lawyers, attempting to regain his excruciatingly narrow Election Night victory over Al Franken. It had dissolved quickly: by the end of December, following an expensive and careful recount of 2.9 million ballots (which Coleman had fully expected would cement his narrow victory), he was down by a soon-to-be-certified 225.  Continue reading a dispatch from Adam Minter on the latest twist in this knotted electoral saga.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2009/02/re-re-recount/339/