Franken Wins – How sweet it is! (Update)

Sen. Al Franken.

That has a very good ring to it, doesn’t it? Former Sen. Norm Coleman has called Al Franken and conceded.

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Eight months after Election Day, Minnesota once again has two United States senators.

Republican Norm Coleman ended his bruising court fight over the Senate seat he held for one term this afternoon, conceding to Democrat Al Franken after the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in Franken’s favor.

The justices ruled today that Franken won the U.S. Senate election and said he is entitled to an election certificate that would lead to him being seated in the Senate.

“Affirmed,” wrote the Supreme Court, unanimously rejecting Coleman’s claims that inconsistent practices by local elections officials and wrong decisions by a lower court had denied him victory. (more… )

Update: The big question was would Governor Tim Pawlenty, who is a presidential hopeful, sign the certificate to certify Franken as Senator. It looks like he will sign the certificate and make Al Franken the 2nd senator from Minnesota.

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