12/07/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Al Franken Wants A Recount: "This Is The Closest Senate Race In Minnesota History"

Read the latest on the Minnesota Senate race. Norm Coleman is ahead of Al Franken by 336 votes. Coleman declared victory Wednesday, but a recount appears to be in the works. For even more information on the race, go to HuffPost's Al Franken BigNews page.

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

Democrat Al Franken, locked in an overtime election battle with incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, said today that he is pushing ahead with the recount of Tuesday's voting.

"No, no," Franken said in an interview on Minnesota Public Radio late this morning, when asked whether he'll waive his right to a recount, as Coleman has urged him to do. "This is the closest Senate race in Minnesota history. This is just part of the process to make sure that every vote is counted fairly."

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