Slowly but surely, the Minnesota recount is whittling away at Norm Coleman's lead. With 46% of the ballots now recounted, Coleman's initial certified lead of 215 has fallen to 136
. There's no real reason why the rate of change should remain at the same pace through the remaining 54% of the ballots. But the rate over the first couple days has them on track for something pretty close to a tie.
Remember too that there a few hundred disputed ballots that will be reviewed in December. So, there's reason for some cautious optimism if you're a Franken supporter. But this is still in 'who knows' territory.