Franken still no senator

Most people consider the 2008 election old news, something that occurred more than four months ago.

But not if you live in Minnesota. There the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and former comedian turned Democratic politician Al Franken is still hotly contested.

The state Supreme Court ensured Friday it will remain that way. The court rejected a petition by Franken to force the state to issue an election certificate that would allow him to take up a seat in the Senate even though that seat is the subject of a lawsuit.

Franken led in the voting after a statewide recount, but Coleman sued, arguing that a number of rejected absentee ballots should have been counted. The court ruled partially in his favor Friday, allowing some of the absentee ballots to potentially be counted.

That probably doesn’t seem very funny to Al Franken.


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