Bennet in a squeaker, but votes still being counted

In a race perhaps going into automatic recount territory, incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet took a narrow lead over Republican Ken Buck heading into the dawn hours.

At 6:45 this morning 9News political reporter Adam Schrager tweeted this result, with thousands of votes still to be counted: Bennet: 774,410; Republican Ken Buck: 767,470.

In Colorado, any race decided by less than one half of one percent is automatically recounted. Given the current totals, one candidate would have to win by about 3900 votes to avoid a recount. Bennet, according to 9News, now leads by 6,940 votes.

If Bennet’s camp is right that most of the remaining votes to be counted are Bennet votes, a recount may be avoided.

Two minutes later, Fox 31 posted this story.

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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