Finally, A Conclusion to the Minnesota Senate Race?

On Monday, a full seven months after the election  and five months after the beginning of Congress’s new term, the Minnesota Supreme Court of five members will hear arguments on whether problems with absentee ballots justify reversing the 312 vote lead of Al Franken over Norm Coleman for the Senate seat.

If the Minnesota Court decides that it will uphold the lower courts in their decision that Franken has won the seat, FINALLY there may be a conclusion to the longest Senate race in American history.  It also means on paper that the Democrats will have the 60 vote margin to prevent filibusters, at least in theory.

It is certainly long overdue that the people of Minnesota get their second senator and take the burden off the other Minnesota senator, Amy Klobuchar, who has been good spirited about trying to represent the whole state in the Senate all by herself.

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