Good news for Norm Coleman, his freak opponent, Al Franken, had his attempt to bully his way into the Senate rightfully denied:
Democrat Al Franken has lost a bid to force Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to sign an election certificate that would allow him to be seated in the Senate.With RINO's like Arlen Specter, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe turning their backs on conservative principles recently, the need for Norm Coleman to win this race has become urgent.
For months, Franken and Republican rival Norm Coleman have been embroiled in legal battles over who actually won the Minnesota Senate election in November. While the results initially showed a Coleman victory, a recount found that Franken led by 225 votes.
Before the recount, Coleman called for Franken to concede the election; afterward, he took the matter to the courts. Franken has also filed legal challenges. Both sides have sued to have rejected absentee ballots – at least, the ones most likely to favor them – counted. Coleman has tried to have the recount results thrown out.
Following today’s decision, the Coleman camp sent out a release trumpeting the “wise ruling will ensure that Harry Reid, Al Franken and Chuck Schumer cannot short-circuit Minnesota Law in their partisan power play.”