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Is Coleman Aiming for a Do-Over Election?

Of course, this opens up the question of how Coleman could justify any finding of a win for himself, since even a mathematically possible Coleman victory margin would be too narrow for these purposes. At this point we're looking at Nate Silver's hypothesis, that Coleman might be aiming for a do-over election as a possible outcome.

Franken's legal team didn't like the idea of continuing to cast doubt on the accuracy of the recount -- or whether such a thing as accuracy is even possible here -- and successfully objected on the basis of Mansky's credentials to comment. Franken lawyer Kevin Hamilton asked Mansky how many statewide recounts he's been involved with, as opposed to the local recounts he's conducted.

The answer: Only one.

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