The comedian is ahead of the joke
As of 3:00pm, Franken's lead is now 283.... 3:04: 257. What a ride.
As of 2:30 pm, The Star Tribune
gives Al Franken a 266 vote lead. Franken's lead has been growing all day. Didn't Coleman say something about quitting if Franken's lead were large enough?
This is why we count all the ballots. Voter suppression is harder for absentee voters, and many Democrats were very worried about election day shenanigans. It looks like they were right.
More to come and the outcome is hardly assured. Still, it looks good for the good guys.