Some research I did: 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate Election: Results after election contest Party Candidate Votes DFL Al Franken 1,212,629 Republican Norm Coleman 1,212,317 The difference? 312 votes. The report finds that 113 individuals who voted illegally in the 2008 election have been convicted of the crime, "ineligible voter knowingly votes" under Minnesota Statute 201.014. -- Minnesota's recent charges and convictions stem from research initiated by Minnesota Majority. The research identified upwards of 2,800 ineligible felons believed to have unlawfully voted in Minnesota's 2008 general election. -- At the time of this report, nearly 200 additional cases are still pending trial. So: 113 convictions. 200 more pending cases. 2,800 ineligibles possibly voted.