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Grasping at straws

It’s down to Montana, where Jon Tester holds a 2,000 vote lead with complete results still not in from five counties. For one (Meagher, with a total population of under 2,000), there are no results. For two others, (Gallatin and Yellowstone), under 40% of the precincts are reporting. Those are two of the most populous counties in the state. Gallatin is home of Bozeman and Big Sky. Yellowstone is home of Billings. Fergus County, in which 69% of the precincts had reported, is relatively small (with probably a total of over 5,000 votes). Lake County, where 91% of the precincts had reported, has a population of around 28,000, about a quarter of which is native American.

Fergus and Gallatin counties have posted what appear to be complete unofficial results on their websites. Burns picks up a few hundred votes on Tester in Fergus, but loses them in Gallatin, plus a couple hundred more. It all comes down to Yellowstone, whose unofficial results are no more complete than what’s on the CNN website.

And, of course, to the recount.

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