Monday, January 5, 2009

Meet Senator-elect Al Franken (D - MN)

This appears to be about over, via CNN.
Panel to declare Franken winner of Senate race

"MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (CNN) -- A state election board on Monday will announce Democrat Al Franken has defeated Republican incumbent Norm Coleman in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, state officials told CNN Sunday.

The canvassing board on Monday will say a recount determined Franken won by 225 votes, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie told CNN.

However, Coleman's campaign, which contends the recount should have included about 650 absentee ballots it says were improperly rejected in the initial count, has indicated it will challenge the certification.
This expert roundup from front-pager Jed L @ DailyKos suggests that while Coleman could challenge the election legally, he's on remarkably thin ground, and would almost certainly lose.

Boo-Ya! And congratulation Senator-elect Al Franken (D-MN)

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