It’s Finally Over: MN Supreme Court Rules for Franken; Coleman Concedes

June 30, 2009

(ChattahBox) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously declared that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state’s long-running Senate race.  His challenger, former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, quickly conceded, and the state’s Republican governor, Tim Pawlenty, reportedly said he’s signing the election certificate today.
The significance of the long drawn out battle (the election was last year!), is that Democrats and their two independent allies would have the 60 Senate votes needed to break through any Republican efforts to use a filibuster.

However Franken will have to wait a little longer, as Congress is not in session because of its weeklong Independence Day recess. Thus, Franken will still have to wait until next week at the earliest.


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