Well, sort of. Norm Coleman apprently plans to continue appealing for the next four years, from the looks of things!

From AP:

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota court confirmed Monday that Democrat Al Franken won the most votes in his 2008 Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman, who immediately announced plans to appeal the decision.

Coleman has 10 days to appeal to the state Supreme Court. Once the petition is filed, it could further delay the seating of Minnesota’s second senator for weeks.

Coleman’s trial began in January and his appeal could push the race into May or beyond.

Coleman’s lawyers have said their appeal will mostly center on violations of the constitutional guarantee of equal protection, arguing that counties had differing standards in treating absentee ballots.

In addition to the appeal, Coleman can also initiate a new action on a federal level. Either side can appeal an eventual state Supreme Court decision to the U.S. Supreme Court or throw the disputed election before the U.S. Senate, which can judge the qualifications of its members.

Dude- you LOST. Get over it.

Someone explain to me why there has not yet been a citizen’s initiative suit against Norm Coleman?

I would think there would be a fair case to be made here, as his repeated attempts to block Franken’s being seated in the Senate is leaving Minnesota under-represented.

But then again, looking at who else is among MN’s Congressional delegation, I dunno…




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