Franken’s lead reaches 277

by Mike Rose

The Star Tribune is reporting that Al Franken has turned a slight deficit in the Senate recount into a triple-digit lead over incumbent Norm Coleman.

The lead stands at 277 votes as the state Canvassing Board has been reviewing challenged ballots and determining "voter intent."

Coleman’s lead in the race had dwindled to single digits, according to previous Star Tribune reports. Whatever occurs in the coming days, the race will likely be brought to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Check and “Filed Under Politics” for more.