Why the Minnesota recount isn't so bad


At least we don't have to go back to our polling place to vote. We really do have some things to be thankful for, if you can believe it.

Georgia Democrat Jim Martin is facing off with Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss in a Dec. 2 runoff and President-elect Barack Obama is still dealing with election politics, says the Boston Globe.

The seat is pretty important to the new Obama administration. If Martin wins the seat and Al Franken squeaks away with a win here in Minnesota, the Senate will have a Democratic supermajority.

More from the Boston Globe:

"The elections aren't over," Obama, himself, says in a radio ad starting to air today across Georgia on behalf of Democrat Jim Martin, who faces Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss in a Dec. 2 runoff.

"I want to urge you to turn out one more time and help elect Jim Martin to the United States Senate," continues Obama, who has also dispatched hundreds of his staffers and canvassers. "Jim Martin's a man of his word, and I know he'll do everything he can in the Senate to help me change Washington."