The Minnesota Supreme Court has issued a ruling that should bring an end to a Senate race that was over a long time ago:
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state’s long-running Senate race.
The high court rejected a legal challenge from Republican Norm Coleman, whose options for regaining the Senate seat are dwindling.
Justices said Franken is entitled to the election certificate he needs to assume office
Coleman does has one final avenue of appeal left. He could take this case to the United States Supreme Court, a move that would drag this battle out until at least September, and possibly longer if the Supremes actually decide to take the case.
Legally, however, his fate appears to be sealed and, for the same reasons that I noted back in April, it’s exceedingly clear that it’s time for Norm Coleman to concede this race.