Earlier this week, I posted a Coleman/Franken Roundup, but since Monday, the famous Senate race has broken new ground.
No, Coleman has not conceded.
Yes, the people of Minnesota are still being deprived their full representation in the United States Senate.
Here’s an important new development: “Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race set a record Wednesday for delay. No election for statewide office in Minnesota has dragged on so long after the autumn vote without a winner being seated.”
At least Coleman’s feet dragging has produced something for Minnesota.
More from the Star Tribune on the old record:
The old record was set by the 1962 governor’s election between DFLer Karl Rolvaag and incumbent Republican Elmer L. Andersen. When that contest ended the following spring, Andersen, who thought he had been reelected, lost by 91 votes. Rolvaag took the oath of office on March 25, 1963.
The Tribune’s article ends with a quick update on the actual race:
In this year’s race, the three-judge panel that heard the Coleman and Franken election trial is expected to rule soon. But the losing candidate has the option of appealing to the Minnesota Supreme Court, and lawyers for Coleman—who trailed by 225 votes after the recount—have indicated they would do so.
Click here to read the entire piece.
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