Statistician John Lott & Fox News called it on Nov. 10, 2008, less than a week after the election, when they told readers - - -
When voters woke up on Wednesday morning after the election, Senator Norm Coleman led Al Franken by what seemed like a relatively comfortable 725 votes. By Wednesday night, that lead had shrunk to 477.
Amazingly, this all has occurred even though there hasn’t even yet been a recount. Just local election officials correcting claimed typos in how the numbers were reported. …
Correcting these typos was claimed to add 435 votes to Franken and take 69 votes from Coleman. Corrections were posted in other races, but they were only a fraction of those for the Senate. … (If you were thinking Democrats and Franken-fraud, isn’t that just what you’d expect? No wonder NPR, the NYT and other Democratic organizations went along with it. – JinC)
Virtually all of Franken’s new votes came from just three out of 4130 precincts, and almost half the gain (246 votes) occurred in one precinct --
None of the other races had any changes in their vote totals in that precinct. (Does this surprise or upset any Franken supporter? – JinC)
To put this change in perspective, that single precinct’s corrections accounted for a significantly larger net swing in votes between the parties than occurred for all the precincts in the entire state for the presidential, congressional, or state house races. (Well sure. Isn’t that how you steal elections? - - JinC)
The rest of the story’s here.