Senator Charles Schumer said yesterday that comedian turned Senate candidate Al Franken won the Minnesota Senate race against Norm Coleman—with a 200+ vote lead—and should be seated. Minnesota's canvassing board is expected to name Franken the winner and the senior Senator from New York issued a statement, "While there are still possible legal issues that will run their course, there is no longer any doubt who will be the next Senator from Minnesota. With the Senate set to begin meeting on Tuesday to address the important issues facing the nation, it is crucial that Minnesota's seat not remain empty, and I hope this process will resolve itself as soon as possible." Yeah—the Senate needs to figure out what to do with Illinois Senate appointee Roland Burris! Still, the Coleman campaign refuses to succumb to "stinkin' thinkin'" and will petition to have 650 ballots included.
Schumer Says Franken Won Senate Race, Gosh Darn It
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