Considering his past incendiary comments towards Minnesotans, his love for porn and his generally being a jerk, Al Franken's bid for Senator shouldn't have even been close. But consider too that the citizens of Minnesota did once elect Jesse "The Body" Ventura to be their governor:
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - He may be good enough and smart enough -- but does he have enough votes?
Long after most races had been decided, the bid of a former "Saturday Night Live" comedian to join the United States Senate remained uncertain Wednesday.
Al Franken's bid to unseat Republican incumbent Norm Coleman in Minnesota fell short by 571 votes, according to the completed unofficial tally. Coleman secured 42.03 percent of the vote, and Franken 42.01 percent.
Those numbers virtually assured a recount, which according to Minnesota law is triggered if the margin of victory is less than half of 1%, and so the result may not be known for days.