The last of the last vote audits raised Coleman’s lead to 215 votes. Just to recap: his lead started with 700+ votes on election night, then fell gradually to a low of 204 votes on Saturday, and is now at 215. The count re-sets to zero-zero tomorrow, when the recount begins. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie promises updates every night of the recount, and we’ll be reporting those — along with all the charges, counter-charges and lawsuits.
The latest on lawsuits: Franken wants lists of rejected absentee ballots.
Meanwhile, the State Canvassing Board is meeting today — Tuesday, November 18 — at 1 p.m.
According to a press release from Ritchie’s office, the Secretary of State web site “will post daily recount results beginning Wednesday, Nov. 19 after 8 p.m. The results will include the tally of uncontested votes for Coleman and Franken, a tally of the “other” uncontested votes, and tallies of the ballots challenged by each candidate. The Web site will also post the percentage of precincts recounted and the percent of ballots recounted. The public is welcome to view the recount webpage at: www.sos.state.mn.us. The recount page will be updated everyday at 8 p.m.”