Monday, April 13, 2009

Franken Update

A three-judge Minnesota panel has today declared (once again) Democrat Al Franken the winner of the Minnesota Senate race, five months after the actual election. Norm Coleman, the Republican incumbent, has said he will appeal to the Minnesota State Supreme Court.

Of course, the last time Coleman challenged the legitimacy of Franken's win (which set up this three-judge panel ruling), it was found that Franken GAINED MORE VOTES. So I say bring on the State Supreme Court -- Franken's lead may grow!

In all seriousness, we know the true motivation behind Coleman's stringing this out: to keep the Democrats from reaching a filibuster-proof number in the U.S. Senate. It's petty, but then again I've seen the Republicans do worse.

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