Al Franken is leading Norm Coleman by just 48 votes, the Star Tribune said Monday
. The paper reviewed a draft report from the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.
Franken had a 251-vote lead at the end of the day Friday with more challenges unresolved. This also doesn't include the possible 1,600 improperly rejected absentee ballots that could be added for the final count.
The change in advantage since Friday has one GOP group flipping out and begging Republicans for help to save their election from a thief.
The Republican National Lawyer Association sent out an "urgent message" to supporters urging them to donate to stop Franken from stealing this election with his liberal brigade, the Huffington Post reports
The Republican National Lawyer Association accuses Franken and his "liberal allies" of "working feverishingly [sic] to steal the Minnesota Senate election."
"As you may know, the precinct recount phase of the Minnesota Senate race was won by Sen. Norm Coleman on Election Day," reads the petition. "But Al Franken still won't concede. Instead, Franken raised millions of dollars from liberals in New York and Hollywood to fight a "legal" battle to undo the will of the voters. He even got the Minnesota Supreme Court to order canvassing boards to consider about 1600 previously rejected and questionable ballots. Now, Republican Norm Coleman has until December 31st to fight against Franken's liberal legal team to keep his Senate seat. RNLA and Norm Coleman are fighting for every vote -- literally!"
Read more of the letter at HuffPo
Again, why is this election being stolen? It's a bipartisan state Canvassing Board making these decisions. Anything to be a sore loser.