For those who just aren't ready for it all to be over, there's Minnesota's Senate race. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Republican incumbent Norm Coleman is leading this morning by only 727 votes out of the 2.9 million that were cast. His challenger, Al Franken, is calling for a recount and has cited reported "irregularities" for some Minneapolis voters who were unable to register.
Minnesota law subjects any vote-count margin under 15,000 to a recount, making it very likely for this race. The last recount in Minnesota occurred during the 1962 gubernatorial race. This will prolong the most expensive and one of the most contentious electoral clashes this year, possibly lasting into Decembe,r and has been endearingly referred to by MinnPost.com as "our own little Bush-Gore".