Recount recap: Absentee votes could decide Senate race
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It's unclear how many absentee votes might be reconsidered. The ballots in question were rejected due to administrative mistakes, Franken's camp says .
"Things are clearly moving in the wrong direction for Franken [in the recount]," Larry Jacobs, a political scientist at the University of Minnesota, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He says many of the challenges filed by both campaigns against individual ballots are frivolous and will be withdrawn or dismissed by the canvassing board: "The Franken campaign is going to win or lose based on what happens with the absentees."
When will all of this be done?
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