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It's much closer then it was expected to be, but worth watching.   340 vote margin as I type this...

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  •  Oh yea (3+ / 0-)
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    Eileen B, phonegery, wader

    I'm hopeful, thank you for sharing. Thanks for the link to the source too.

    A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by notrouble on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:02:23 PM PST

  •  I'm hoping that St. Cloud is what's left... (7+ / 0-)

    if so, she's finished.

    "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

    by JackND on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:03:42 PM PST

    •  MN-6 (3+ / 0-)
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      phonegery, Cory Bantic, wader

      Stearns County is where Graves is doing best, he's up 54-46 there with about 80% reporting. Might pick up another 1,000 is the remaining votes in the county go by the same ratio.

      The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

      by A Citizen on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:10:04 PM PST

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    •  please translate for us (1+ / 0-)
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      which counties are which?

      Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

      by Cedwyn on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:15:53 PM PST

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      •  This might help? (0+ / 0-)

        MN SoS Election Results page for the whole state.  Not official yet, of course, because not 100% of districts are in yet.

        Click on the word Map for which kinds of districts are covered for each race, for US House districts, for State Senate and House seats, etc.

        Bachmann is the current rep for MN Dist. 6.  The totals between her and Graves look to be (for the moment) within the statistical boundaries for an automatic recount.  Graves was ahead for a while earlier.

        Good news on another front:  "looks like" Cravaack is toast in Dist. 8.  WoooooHooooo...!!!

        Amy Klobuchar was re-elected for a second term for US Senate.  Keith Ellison was re-elected (Dist. 5, US House).

        Marriage and Voter ID amendment proposals look like they're going to be defeated - as of this writing - the marriage amendment proposal has been going back and forth all night, both answers hovering at 50%.  (The important answer on the ballot was NO to be successful.)

        To repeat myself:  As of this moment (whatever the time stamp is), numbers are not final yet.  When all precincts have reported, they'll be posted on the MN SoS web site.

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 11:42:46 PM PST

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        •  not at all (0+ / 0-)

          i was asking the commenter above me to give us the rundown on which counties still hadn't reported and what their political leaning was to get a handle on bachmann's race.

          Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

          by Cedwyn on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 04:18:42 AM PST

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  •  with 70% in (6+ / 0-)

    she is up by just over 1000 votes

    It is my fondest wish to see that madwoman relegated to obscurity far from the reigns of power, it would be the icing on tonight's cake.

    "Ruin comes when the trader, whose heart is lifted up by wealth, becomes ruler" - Plato, Republic

    by sixeight120bpm on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:06:38 PM PST

  •  Many years ago (5+ / 0-)
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    shinobi9, Azazello, Cory Bantic, wader, NonnyO

    the Assembly seat for my district at that time was decided by a mere 95 votes.

    This could rival that in terms of general closeness.

    For all those who say their vote doesn't matter, take a look at this race -- are there 300 or so voters who wished they'd taken the time to go cast a vote?

    "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

    by Cali Scribe on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:07:35 PM PST

    •  In some small-community races... (0+ / 0-)

      ... in MN, races have been hand-counted and in at least one instance a few years ago, one individual did, literally, win by only one vote.

      Yup.  Voting's important.  Ask any Minnesotan who has patiently awaited the recounts being done.  We know how to be patient, oddly enough.  The paper ballots are hand-counted with all due and deliberate haste, and the only thing the voters care about is the accuracy of the numbers.

      MN has been doing these recounts on the local or state level a lot of years.  I remember the Gov recount from 1962 when I was in high school (I wasn't old enough to vote yet, but I remember it made the news - there's even a Wiki page about it).  Then in '10 we had another Gov recount, but when the totals got far enough apart toward the end, the opposing fellow conceded and Dayton (former senator who had Klobuchar's seat) became Governor.  Then, of course, in '08 the nation focused on the Franken-Coleman recount and Idiot Coleman appealed up to the MN Supreme Court with stupid fraudulent claims that were unsubstantiated (which is why the Voter ID nonsense was proposed and we voted on it this time), but Franken won by 312 votes, and was finally seated when Coleman couldn't do any more to drag it out indefinitely.  It didn't get any publicity nationally, but there was a race in a little rural community that was recounted somewhere in the state and the difference was less than the fingers on both hands.

      We have optical scanners for the first go-round.  For the recounts, our paper ballots are hand-counted out in the open where anyone can observe.  Everything is completely transparent.  We have this recount business down to a fine art...!  [The key:  Paper Ballots]


      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 11:56:41 PM PST

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  •  744-vote spread with 81 precincts out. (0+ / 0-)
  •  UPDATE (1+ / 0-)
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    Bachmann:    118906
    GRAVES:    118252
    Difference:    654

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