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The Colts have had a rough start this year - and they still look a bit weaker than in past years. That said, their schedule really lightens up. They only play one team over .500 (the 9-0 Titans).
With this schedule, I expect the Colts will capture one of the two wildcard births.
The New York Times links to our Daily Show News blog.
Marty Andrade raises a great point about the margin of error and the closeness of the Minnesota Senate Race:
According to this test, the error rate for optical scan systems is about .10%.This means Coleman’s number of votes is well within the margin of error for the system in place.
We don’t know who “won” this election. Our ruler can’t measure a distance this close. If the .12% number is accurate for MN, then the error rate for this election could be as high as +or- 3000 votes. A recount might find Coleman up by over 3,000 votes, or it might find Franken up 2,500 votes.
It would take a margin of error of less than .01% for there to be anything resembling a significant confidence level (interval) for this race.
Statistically, a coin flip will be just as good as a recount in a race this close. Of course, no one would put that into law.
I'm no math whiz - but it seems that every time you count this race, you'll get a different result.
I raised this issue in the Gregoire-Rossi recount of 2004.