Monday, April 13, 2009

Minnesota closer to having a full allotment of U.S. Senators

From AP via Yahoo! News -
A Minnesota court confirmed Monday that Democrat Al Franken won the most votes in his 2008 Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman, who had already announced plans to appeal the decision.

For more than 3 months, Minnesota has been deprived of full representation in D.C. by Coleman's and the GOP's dilatory tactics.

The thing is Coleman has known since January his candidacy was over - he took a lobbyist job.

Still, petty obstructionism is the only arrow left in the national Republicans' quiver these days, so they are working it for all that it's worth.

It's been five months since the election. Yes it was close enough to warrant a recount, but every recount since the election, including those supervised by Republican officials, has favored Al Franken.

Coleman needs to give it up. If he still wants to be a U.S. Senator, he can set up a committee to run for Amy Klobuchar's seat in 2012.

Once I read the article I wanted to title the post "Franken keeps winning; Coleman keeps stamping his feet and screaming 'Wahhhhh!!!' "...but that was too long, even for me.


Thane Eichenauer said...

Man, a non-Republican (and non-Libertarian) arguing against due process of law. I thought I had seen it all.

cpmaz said...

Ummmm...there has been more than five months worth of due process of law. Every bit of it has come down against Coleman.

Thane Eichenauer said...

Due process doesn't expire.

Eli Blake said...

Actually, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the chairman of the Republican Senate Election Committee has said that he believes that appeals will take 'years.'

I bet he's right. He's figuring on six, to be exact.