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June 30, 2009

Al Franken beat Norm Coleman, Minnesota Supreme Court says (Coleman concedes)

Great news for Al Franken, terrible news for the U.S. The Minnesota Supreme Court has just ruled in Franken's favor (link) and has determined that he won the election. Coleman has stated he won't appeal, although who knows what he'll do. And, governor Tim Pawlenty had said he would abide by the state court's decision.

Maybe Coleman will decide to fight on, although that doesn't seem likely. So, let's all welcome Senator Stuart Smalley to what will formerly have been known as the World's Greatest Deliberative Body but which shall henceforth become a joke. Set your Tivo to record CSPAN at 3am just in case Franken engages in chair-throwing fights on the Senate floor.

UPDATE: Norm Coleman has conceded.

UPDATE 2: I think this is from Franken's acceptance speech, although I'm not sure:

Yes, that's our new U.S. Senator.

Posted in StuartSmalley at June 30, 2009 11:44 AM

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