Tuesday :: Jun 30, 2009

Minnesota Supreme Court: Franken Wins!


by CA Pol Junkie

The only thing surprising about today's Minnesota Supreme Court decision was the amount of time it took them to reach a verdict. In a 5-0 ruling, they found that Al Franken won the Minnesota U.S. Senate race. The ruling is basically 32 pages of rejecting all of Coleman's arguments. The conclusion is:

For all the foregoing reasons, we affirm the decision of the trial court that Al Franken received the highest number of votes legally cast and is entitled under Minn. Stat. 204C.40 (2008) to receive the certificate of election as United States Senator from Minnesota.

The ruling does not appear to specifically order the governor to sign the election certificate, but hopefully there won't be any more drama. Congratulations, Senator Franken!

UPDATE: Coleman will hold a press conference at 3:00 Central, Franken will have one at 4:15.
UPDATE 2: Coleman concedes!

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