It may be hard to believe, but Minnesota still has only one U.S. Senator, Amy Klobuchar.
That said, Democratic challenger Al Franken has moved a step closer to unseating Republican Norm Coleman. Tuesday, after a seven-week trial, the Minnesota elections court unanimously decided to re-examine another 400 rejected absentee ballots in open court on Tuesday April 7. However, Franken holds a 225-vote lead, so the odds remain stacked against Coleman.
And yet Coleman is vowing to appeal the decision. It is five months since the election. It’s time for Coleman to take his lumps and concede. And yes, I’d be saying the same thing if it were Franken in the number two spot. The citizens of Minnesota deserve better. And there are better things to be spending public dollars on than Coleman’s folly.
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