The unofficial official numbers are in … or is it the official unofficial numbers?
According to Minneapolis communications officer Matt Laible, the difference between the vote count on Election Night and the recount would be a net loss of 46 votes for Al Franken.
That is, if the State Canvassing Board rules for the recount total and not the Nov. 4 tally, Franken will lose 46 votes that his campaign was relying on to narrow the gap with Sen. Norm Coleman.
On Election Night, Franken garnered 1,090 votes and Coleman 595.
But in the recount, Franken got 1,010 and Coleman 561.
Thus, of the 133 vaporized votes, Franken apparently had won 80 of them and Coleman 34.
Not good for the challenger, to be sure.