AP Uncalls Minnesota Senate Race

Jonathan Garthwaite
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Posted: Nov 05, 2008 10:35 AM
From the AP:

The Associated Press is uncalling the Minnesota Senate race. 

Republican Sen. Norm Coleman finished ahead of Democrat Al Franken early Wednesday in the final vote count, but his 571-vote margin falls within the state's mandatory recount law. That law requires a recount any time the margin between the top two candidates is less than one-half of one percent. 

The AP called the race prematurely. 

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said the recount won't begin until mid-November at the earliest and will probably stretch into December. It will involve local election officials from around the state.