Update on the four uncalled Senate races

As of late Thursday morning:
 
Oregon: Still counting, still close, but the Portland Oregonian (which must know something more than most about where the uncounted votes are located) decided to call the race last night for Democrat Jeff Merkley. Incumbent Repub Gordon Smith isn’t conceding and his side says just keep counting. The current margin is so small, I suppose there could be a recount.
 
Georgia: Incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss will definitely finish in first place, but under Georgia’s system, he has to get 50 percent or face a runoff with Dem Jim Martin. The Georgia secretary of state totals, with 96 percent of precincts counted, show Chambliss hanging steady at 49.9 percent.

Alaska: The Anchorage Daily News says incumbent Repub Ted Stevens (convicted, appealing the verdict) has a 3,353-vote lead over Dem Mark Begich with about 55,000 still to be counted.
 
Minnesota: Figure you know this one. All votes counted, none recounted (but they will be). Secretary of state’s tally shows Coleman leads Franken by 438 votes.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Ross Williams on 11/06/2008 - 05:42 pm.

    Smith has conceded in Oregon. It was obvious Merkley was eventually going to win. The outstanding votes were all from Democratic strongholds in Portland and Eugene where he was winning almost 2-1.

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