Bumbling Democratic voters in Minnesota are likely to hand Al Franken a win, a political scientist tells the Huffington Post. The professor estimates that as many as 10,000 voters voided their ballots by circling a name or marking an X instead of filling in a circle. But Minnesota considers the "intent" of voters during recounts, and more unrecorded votes are in Democratic areas.
"If someone put a gun to my head and said, 'You have to bet,' I would bet Franken," the Dartmouth University analyst said. "It won't be a wipe-out. Two hundred votes is effectively tied.” However, he said, Democrats “in this case” tend to screw up their ballots more often than Republicans.