Election Blog AP: Coleman wins, recount likely Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrint By Roger Buoen | 11/05/2008 The Associated Press reports that Republican Norm Coleman has defeated Al Franken in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate contest, but an automatic recount is expected. To read more, go here. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrint Name: Email: Comment: Get MinnPost in your email inbox: Sign up You can also learn about all our free newsletter options. Comments (2) Submitted by John Olson on 11/05/2008 - 07:26 am. Nine precincts remain according to the Secretary of State’s website (as of 0718). If the media reports are true that the remaining precincts are in Duluth, the difference of 1,123 could very well tighten up even more. Log in to Reply Submitted by Karl Pearson-Cater on 11/05/2008 - 07:46 am. Interesting nugget right there, John. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.