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  •  Using your calculations (3+ / 0-)
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    mrblifil, nathguy, brein

    ...Wondering what chances you gave Alaska's Begich to overcome a deficit of 3000 votes.

    It's very fair to say that most faulty ballots came from New voters, minority voters or elderly voters.

    Minnesota law is very clear, whenever the intent of the voter can be determined (even if the voter didn't follow any rule) the vote is counted.
    so if one checked Colemans name than crossed it and voted for Franken, that ballot was not yet counted, but it will be counted in a recount.

    I give Franken 55-60% chance.

    •  Overvotes (2+ / 0-)
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      Joe Bob, ohwilleke

      There should be zero overvotes in this election.  Any ballot that has too many votes for any office is rejected on the spot and the voter is given a new ballot.  So if somebody chose Franken and switched to Barkley and crossed out the Franken vote, the ballot would have been rejected.

    •  Big BIG difference (3+ / 0-)
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      Joe Bob, ohwilleke, brein

      The Alaska comeback for Begich was all from ballots looked at for the first time. Unless I'm missing something, all the Minnesota ballots have now been counted, and we're down to a recount.

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