Not necessarily good ones, just outstanding:
- Missouri: ~7000 provisional ballots
Usually at most half of the provisional ballots are counted as legitimate (voting in the wrong precinct doesn’t count fergawdssake), so McCain’s lead of ~6000 is likely to hold.
- Nebraska-02: >10-12,000 early ballots, ~6,000 provisional ballots
Ballots mainly from Douglas county, in which Obama got 60% of the election-day vote.
North Carolina: a “small number” of provisional ballots
Not enough to change the result, says AP
Likely outcome: Obama 365, McCain 173
- Alaska: 55,000 absentee ballots.
Still unclear whether Alaska is “keeping the dog”.
- Georgia: ~30,000 absentee ballots from Fulton County (Atlanta)
Will most likely force a runoff, as Chambliss won’t get the required 50%
- Minnesota: recount
Oregon: ~20% all ballots (Oregon votes by mail, dontchaknow?)
Uncounted ballots mainly from Multnomah County (Portland), so Merkley is in.
- WA-08: ~93,000 absentee ballots
From the Star Tribune article:
Coleman urged Franken to waive his right to a recount, saying that the prospect of changing the result was remote and that a recount would be costly to taxpayers (about $86,000).
“I just think the need for the healing process is so important. … hopefully, you don’t have TV ads during an election recount,” Coleman said.
What kind of bs is that? “Healing process”, my ass. Any
idiot scientist worth his or her salt knows there’s always some error involved with making precise measurements, like counting the number of filled-in bubbles next to the name “Coleman” on a huge pile of ballots, and that it’s best to repeat the experiment a few times in order to get accurate results. The margin of the current count is 477 out of ~2.9 million, which is slightly more than 1 percent of 1 percent, or one part in 10^4.