Filibuster Proof: Dems Get 60th Senate Seat As Al Franken Wins Case
After a legal battle that has lasted for more than half a year, Al Franken will at last be seated in the U.S. Senate, giving the Democrats a filibuster proof 60 seats.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has just issued its long-awaited judgment in the Senate race, declaring that Democrat Al Franken is the winner. The unanimous decision was released after a seven-months long battle over the seat formerly held by Norm Coleman. Gov. Tim Pawlenty had indicated as late as Monday that he was willing to certify Mr. Franken as the winner once the state’s highest court decided the recount and Mr. Coleman’s battle. On CNN on Sunday, Mr. Pawlenty said: “I’m prepared to sign it as soon as they give the green light.”Both sides spent a combined $11M in the recount battle.
UPDATE: OK, maybe it's not over.