Norm Coleman Is the Energizer Bunny of Losers
After five months of recounting and legal wrangling in Minnesota’s endless Senate battle, Al Franken has more votes than he started with and Norm Coleman still can’t accept that he’s out of a job. A state court just sided with Franken, but Coleman has said he will continue to appeal.
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A Minnesota court has confirmed that Democrat Al Franken won the most votes in his 2008 Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman.
Monday’s ruling isn’t expected to be the final word because Coleman previously announced plans to appeal to the state Supreme Court. He has 10 days to do so. That appeal could mean weeks more delay in seating Minnesota’s second senator.
After a statewide recount and seven-week trial, Franken stands 312 votes ahead. Franken gained more votes from the election challenge than Coleman, the candidate who brought it.
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