Posted at 8:04 AM on November 5, 2008
by Tom Scheck
The Associated Press called the race for GOP Sen. Norm Coleman. A mandatory recount will occur, however, since the margin is so close. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says the state's canvassing board will order the recount when it meets in two weeks. He said the manual recount could take a month.
Coleman will hold a media availability at 11 this morning. The wonderful Molly Bloom has volunteered to do The Daily Digest today. I'm going to bed.
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