Mark Ritchie on the changing election results

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie ponders a question and his task ahead during a news conference at the State Office Building Wednesday afternoon.
MPR Photo/Bill Alkofer

We've been hearing several different today for the margin of Norm Coleman's victory over Al Franken in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race last night; 725, 344, 694.

Whatever the number is, it's very small, and we'll be carefully watching the recount this razor-thin margin will trigger.

But we want to know why, with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, that number keeps changing. The man who knows is the man who will be the center of attention of a recount, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. Ritchie talked to Tom Crann about this margin and the impending recount.

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