After an eight-month-long legal battle, Al Franken has been delcared the winner of the Minnesota Senate race, defeating Norm Coleman.This will give the Democrats the 60-seat majority in the Senate needed to overcome many procedural obstacles to their agenda. From an article at Reuters: The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Democrat Al Franken the winner of a tight U.S. Senate race over Republican Norm Coleman, which should give Democrats the 60-seat majority they need to overcome...Read Full Story
Court proceedings between Norm Coleman (left) and Al Franken (right) have left Minnesota with only one senator for the last two months. (Getty Images)A court ruling brought the never-ending Minnesota saga of Norm vs. Al one step closer to an ending Tuesday afternoon. A three-judge panel ruled that only 400 of nearly 1,000 absentee ballots would be counted in an election that currently has Democrat Al Franken leading by 225 votes.That means Norm Coleman would have to receive an overwhelming...Read Full Story
Al Franken (born May 21, 1951) is a Democratic pundit and politician. He is currently running for U.S. Senate in Minnesota against incumbent Republican Norm Coleman.