Recounting Minnesota: Blogging the Al Franken Election Saga
by Carl “WineRev” Eeman
November 2008: With the US Senate race in Minnesota too close to call, incumbent Norm Coleman says, “If you ask me what I would do, I would step back.” Challenger Al Franken tells the press he supports a recount. A quiet blogger named WineRev writes a diary at DailyKos.
Six months later: Coleman has not yet stepped back. Franken has not been seated. WineRev is still writing.
Eight months later: Finally, Senator Al Franken is sworn in, and WineRev has finally stopped writing.
Recounting Minnesota is a thoroughly entertaining, often irreverent, and always informative view of the 2008 Minnesota Senate recount, from a blogger’s point of view. Includes reader comments and a timeline of this unexpected saga, as well as a foreword by Markos Moulitsas.
Title: Recounting Minnesota: Blogging the Al Franken Election Saga
Author: Carl Eeman
Genre: Current Events, American Politics
Publication: August 2009
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