The Minnesota Senate Race Outrage

The Minnesota Senate race controversy between former Republican Senator Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken is about to be settled by a three judge panel after a full trial of all the evidence on contested votes, and it is expected that Al Franken will finally win the seat.

But now Senator John Cornyn, Texas Republican who heads the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, threatens "World War III" if the Democratic majority tries to seat Franken, and the indications are an appeal could be made to the US Supreme Court, which could drag out the race for months, and theoretically, years, denying Minnesotans their right to two voting senators.

This kind of situation has never happened before, and so far, 145 days have passed since the November election, the longest drawn out election  contest in US Senate history.  This situation is intolerable and it is time for Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty, a possible presidential candidate in 2012, to do the right thing and certify Franken as the winner if the three judge panel rules Franken has triumphed by 225 votes.

The likelihood of this scenario, however, is doubtful, and it it an outrage against democracy, and it only adds to the image that the GOP is willing to do anything to prevent Al Franken from rightfully taking the Senate seat that he has earned, albeit by the small margin of 225 votes.  The situation will not help the historical reputation of Norm Coleman, or for that matter, John Cornyn!

One comment on “The Minnesota Senate Race Outrage

  1. Pam March 30, 2009 9:34 pm

    I agree with you and shame on Governor Pawlenty if he does not step up.

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