Posted: January 5, 2009
Minnesota Senate race - recount ends with Franken on top
The Minnestoa state canvassing board finished its final meeting today announcing that Al Franken has captured 225 more votes than Norm Coleman. In seven days, if no election contest has been filed, the governor will issue an election certificate to Al Franken. EL@M is watching to see if the Coleman campaign will fight today's result in an election contest suit. All of the board members commended Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and his staff for a job well done. Two board members alluded to the potential for legal action now that the recount and canvass are completed. See the latest from The Star Tribune here.
*Update: Coleman campaign attorneys have told the press that an election contest suit is inevitable. See the AP story here.