BREAKING: Franken Wins! UPDATED: Coleman Concedes!
by psychodrew, Tue Jun 30, 2009 at 10:33:42 AM EDT
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state's long-running Senate race.
The high court rejected a legal challenge from Republican Norm Coleman, whose options for regaining the Senate seat are dwindling.
Justices said Franken is entitled to the election certificate he needs to assume office. With Franken and the usual backing of two independents, Democrats will have a big enough majority to overcome Republican filibusters.
You can read the decision here. I can't get near a television, so I'm not sure what the talking heads are saying. At Fox News, I'm sure it's something about the liberal activist judges trying to steal an election. I might just have to watch O'Reilly tonight to see him suffer.
Updated at 4:15pm by Psychodrew
CNN is reporting that Norm Coleman has conceded the race:
Former Sen. Norm Coleman gave up his challenge to the November election results Tuesday, clearing the way for satirist Al Franken to take the states remaining U.S. Senate seat.