The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Democrat Al Franken narrowly defeated Republican Norm Coleman in last year's U.S. Senate race. Analysts discuss the case and the significance of Franken's win.
Franken Wins Minnesota Senate Case in Court; Coleman Concedes More than seven months after Election Day, the U.S. Senate race in Minnesota drew to a final conclusion on June 30, when the state Supreme Court backed Al Franken's victory and Norm Coleman conceded the race. Here is a recap of key developments:
Minn. Election Board Certifies Franken Ahead in Senate Race After a two-month recount process, Democrat Al Franken has been certified with more votes than Republican Norm Coleman for one of Minnesota's seats in the U.S. Senate, but legal challenges from Coleman could keep the race unresolved for weeks.
December 19, 2008
Franken Takes Lead in Minnesota Senate Recount Democratic contender for the Minnesota Senate seat Al Franken took a 250-vote lead over Republican incumbent Norm Coleman in the still undecided Senate race Friday, but thousands of ballot challenges remain unresolved.