Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Minnesota Supreme Court Declares Al Franken the Winnner of the U.S. Senate Race


Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) said he will sign the certificate if the MN Supreme Court's decision for Franken, and the Secretary of the State of Minnesota is on record to sign the certificate.

Norm Coleman's only option is to take this to federal court and at this point, "GOOD LUCK WITH THAT ONE." It takes money for court battles, do the Republican Party want to spend their money on this? I don't think so.

It is over for Coleman, who should have conceded MONTHS ago.

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Democrat Al Franken the winner of a tight U.S. Senate race over Republican Norm Coleman, which should give Democrats the 60-seat majority they need to overcome procedural obstacles and push through their agenda.

Coleman has said in published reports he is unlikely to appeal the state court's decision to the federal courts. Under state law, the court's decision gives Franken the right to occupy the seat, which has been up for grabs since last November's election.

Minnesota Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty has said he will certify the election winner based on what the state court decides.

If the decision holds up, Democrats will control 60 of the 100 Senate seats -- enough to overcome Republican procedural roadblocks in a clear boost to President Barack Obama's agenda.

Democrats hold a solid majority in the U.S. House.

One thing that sticks out is that the Minnesota Supreme Court orders that the Franken be certified the winner. That means not too much wiggle room for Coleman, AT ALL.
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state's long-running Senate race, paving the way for a resolution in the seven-month fight over the seat.


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