Monday, January 5, 2009

Franken Declared Winner of Minnesota Senate Seat

It's over. Again. Maybe. Reuters reports at 1:47 (CST) that Al Franken will be officially declared the winner of Minnesota's long, drawn out recount drama. But there's a catch... Democrat Al Franken will be declared the winner of the tight U.S. Senate contest in Minnesota, emerging from a ballot recount with a slim margin over Republican Norm Coleman, state officials said on Sunday. Here's the catch. Maybe. But Coleman, the incumbent, has asked Minnesota's supreme court to require that a few hundred additional absentee ballots be included in the recount -- and he could then ask the court to investigate the contest all over again. Subscribe to Chicago News Bench