Court Rules 5-0 That Franken Won Election

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Law, Minnesota, Republicans, Senate

Nearly 9 months after the election, there appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel for Minnesota.

From the AP:

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state’s long-running Senate race.

The high court rejected a legal challenge from Republican Norm Coleman, whose options for regaining the Senate seat are dwindling.

Justices said Franken is entitled to the election certificate he needs to assume office. With Franken and the usual backing of two independents, Democrats will have a big enough majority to overcome Republican filibusters.


Coleman hasn’t ruled out seeking federal court intervention.


Norm…seriously…it’s time to pack it up. It was close, but you lost and every recount has shown that. Not only that, I think nearly every single court decision has gone against you. Minnesota needs a Senator and it’s pretty clear that you won’t be it. Move on already.

More as it develops…

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6 Responses to “Court Rules 5-0 That Franken Won Election”

  1. Jim S Says:

    Coleman has conceded.

  2. Chris Says:

    Yeah ^ according to cnn.

  3. gerryf Says:

    Coleman conceded at about 1 pm today.

  4. Tully Says:

    but you lost and every recount has shown that.

    Well, not every recount, but the shuffling and reshuffling is done and the court has spoken. Stick a fork in him, he’s done.

  5. Justin Gardner - Political Pulse - Norm Coleman Finally Concedes - True/Slant Says:

    [...] has been a long time coming, but the Minnesota Republican has now made it official and in doing so has given Obama a filibuster [...]

  6. kranky kritter Says:

    Yes, Coleman’s pursuit of victory was fundamentally different from Al Gore’s. As a democrat, Gore’s pursuit was righteous. As a Republican, Coleman’s was petty.

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