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    Twittering the Minnesota U.S. Senate Recount

    by Steven Clift
    November 6, 2008

    Politicos and media-types are crowd sourcing the continuous change in the unofficial count between Al Franken and incumbent Senator Norm Coleman.

    By coalescing around the tag #mnrecount on Twitter, a dynamic conversation and exchange is developing.

    You can see the national reaction with simple searches of franken and coleman as well.

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    Also, on E-Democracy.Org’s MN-Politics forum (an e-list/web forum dating back to 1994) you can see some old skool exchange as well. Oh, and here are posts across the blogosphere.

    Here are just the last 18 minutes on the Twitter channel:

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    wabbitoid: #mnrecount Coleman, 5 Nov: “I would step back. The need for the healing process is so important.” We’re not in recount yet.
    1 minute ago · Reply · View Tweet

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    wabbitoid: #mnrecount 336
    5 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet

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    gkatz: There’s a lot of pants peeing around these parts today. 338 votes! Wait, 336! Going to hit refresh again. #mnrecount
    6 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet

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    LoganTwedt: #mnrecount http://tinyurl.com/6gts2z (expand) one more for Franken, 336 between them now
    8 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet

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    MnIndyLIVE: Jebus: Now the gap is 336. #mnrecount
    8 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet

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    Foglio: Coleman’s lead over Franken slips to 338 as #mnrecount progresses http://is.gd/6vmi (expand)
    11 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet

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    MnIndyLIVE: Coleman 1211526, Franken 1211189. #mnrecount
    12 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet

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    Populista: rt @MnIndyLIVE Coleman’s lead over Franken is now 338 votes: http://tinyurl.com/6drgbq (expand) #mnrecount
    12 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet

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    MnIndyLIVE: Make that 337 http://tinyurl.com/6drgbq (expand) #mnrecount
    13 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet

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    LoganTwedt: #mnrecount http://tinyurl.com/6gts2z (expand) one vote just got taken away from Coleman
    14 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet

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    wabbitoid: @JasonBarnett #mnrecount Thanks. Norm’s tune of “We don’t need a recount” may change.
    15 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show ConversationHide Conversation

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    JasonBarnett: @wabbitoid Very good point #mnrecount. The actual “recount” won’t start for days, even a week or two. Changes now are normal flux
    16 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show ConversationHide Conversation

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    wabbitoid: #mnrecount The totals on election night were preliminary.
    18 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet

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    wabbitoid: #mnrecount Please note that this is NOT the recount, this is the official Canvass. It will not be final until 19 November. Then, recount.
    18 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet

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    JasonBarnett: Retweeting @MnIndyLIVE: Coleman’s lead over Franken is now 338 votes: http://tinyurl.com/6drgbq (expand) #mnrecount

    Tagged: election 2008 franken coleman recount twitter

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