The candidates weren't the only ones giving speeches the morning after Election Day.
While Norm Coleman tried to claim victory with a 725-vote lead, an attempt to put a capstone on one of Minnesota's longest and toughest election fights, Al Franken stressed patience. Figuring out who won, he said, could take time.
Joe Mansky, Ramsey County's elections manager, laid out the road ahead.
A veteran of dozens of recounts, Mansky gathered his staff around a table in the back of the county elections office. Adjacent to them was a door, behind which were locked the county's ballots.
"Look, things are going to get really ugly," Mansky began. "But the important thing is not to take it personally. The attorneys are going to be here,