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Al Franken Cinches The Vote

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A Minnesota court has declared Democrat Al Franken the winner in his 2008 Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman.

Coleman has already announced his intent to appeal and has 10 days to file a petition with the Supreme Court.

According to the the judges, "The overwhelming weight of the evidence indicates that the November 4, 2008, election was conducted fairly, impartially and accurately. There is no evidence of a systematic problem of disenfranchisement in the state's election system, including in its absentee-balloting procedures."

Coleman, however, has been battling the ballots, citing recount mismanagement.

If Coleman goes through with his appeal, it will further delay the seating of Minnesota's second senator.

[Image via AP Images.]

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47 comments to “Al Franken Cinches The Vote”

  1. 1

    First XD Why doesn't he just admit that he lost and get over it?

  2. 2

    'good luck minnesota with THAT


  3. 3

    Finally!!! Let's hope Coleman doesn't appeal again. Some people don't know when it's over.

  4. 4

    who….what….??? huih??? guess I'm not up with the minnesota times…….

  5. 5


  6. 6

    Fight the good fight Coleman. Franken's bass-ackward in his views!

  7. 7

    Go Al! Mr. Coleman, can you say "sore loser?"

  8. 8

    I would never admit to losing to that douchebag from Saturday Night Live. David Spade is more qualified. What is up with Minn? Jesse Ventura and now this idiot?

  9. 9

    Yeah! Good going Al!

  10. 10

    And it all came down to just a few hundred votes (for now.) Its nice to know that my, and everyones vote really does make a difference. I'm tired of Norm Coleman and I want him to go away now. Let my state have our second Senator. This is getting ridiculous. Norm Coleman urged Al Franken to concede so the state could have two senators, which makes him a hypocrite. No thanks, Norm.

  11. 11

    Minnesota voted him in, so to Lisa W a Lil L — I'd pretty much guess they are happy about it.
    And what a huge waste of money on the part of the Republicans — but then, that's typical of Republicans - waste money.
    Who STILL does not understand that this country is VASTLY better off under Obama and a democratic rule - WHO?????

  12. 12

    Al Franken is an idiot and never should have run and the people who voted for him should have lobotomies.

  13. 13


  14. 14

    I'm gonna PUKE! My poor sister & her family - they live in Minnesota! He's such a LOSER!!

  15. 15

    Re: LULU~*
    "And what a huge waste of money on the part of the Republicans — but then, that's typical of Republicans - waste money."
    When Al first contested the vote, it cost the tax payers thousands of dollars. But, that was in the interest of "fairness" & "justice". Now that the tables are being turned, you're going to cry foul & say it's typical of Republicans to waste money? Please think before you speak, you're making the rest of the Democrats look bad.

  16. 16

    Re: LULU~* – Haha you're mentally detached and deranged if you think Republicans are the only party that waste your and my money. At least they don't want to raise taxes on everyone and their brother under the guise that it's just the rich that are getting taxed.

  17. 17

    Good lord please make it stop!!

  18. buck says – reply to this


    Al Franken is making the rest of the democrats look bad.

  19. 19

    "Winner" my ass! He is a fucking loser! I wish America would wake the fuck up already…

  20. 20

    Wow Minnesota. Is your state for real? Al Franken? It would be funny if it wasn't so unbelievable.

  21. 21

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS finally , it only took 5 months, what a country

  22. 22

    Way to go Minnesota you now have the ugliest man on earth as your Senator! He's not just ugly, but an obnoxious prick to boot. I don't know who is more stupid, the people of Minnesota or the dumbasses in Massachusetts.

  23. 23

    i think they should both be disqualified and there should be a new election. fuckin assholes. the us gov't is so fucked up.

  24. 24

    He's good enough - He's smart enough- and dog-gone it, people like him

  25. 25

    Just what we need another actor in congress. Except this time he is a professional. God help us. Stuart is a fucking loser

  26. 26

    Re: whooshy1 – 26 LOL! Exactly!

  27. 27

    Al Franken's win. Minnesota's loss. And the rest of us too.

    This guy is a nut.

  28. 28

    Re: buck – Amen!!

  29. 29

    Love Al, love his books, love his politics! It's so funny to hear people claim that Al Franken is as "idiot" when anyone who is anyone knows the guy is a genius. There are two types of people in the world: Those of us who admire and trust Al Franken, and those of you who admire and trust Bill O'Reilly or Rush Limbaugh. As a Franken-lover, I must say, I laugh at anyone stupid enough to enjoy/trust/follow Bill or Rush: Ha ha hee hee ho!

  30. 30

    i'm a minnesotan and this was one dirty little election. and apparently we have some idiots here who don't know how to fill out ballots correctly. i say do the entire thing over, eliminating any ballots where the choice isn't clear.

    both candidates are pretty awful in their own ways.

  31. 31

    Go Al Go. So glad he won,hes so bright and such a a good guy and unlike the disgusting hore faced Coleman ,Franken has never been divorced and didnt dump him wife for a trophy wife like the pig Coleman, Time for good leadership ,lets hear it for Al.

  32. 32

    Coleman is such a sore loser. Loser. LOSER.

  33. 33

    Go Franken! I'd like a senator sooner than later Norm. Let's make it sooner… it's been dragged on long enough. Even for the first recount asked by for Al, it was kind of like "eh…it's close and unfortunate that the ballots were incorrectly read/ displace…but…" The second recount was just pushing it even further out. Now he wants to go to the court about? Please accept defeat.

  34. 34

    That is bullshit i love democratic fucks like al franken…

  35. 35

    Re: sweetiebird – Typical idiotic response of someone who would follow Franken. You're either an apple or an orange. There's no such things as bananas or strawberries in your world. Such a typical response indeed. Hey watch me be stereotypical! Great job… idiot.

  36. 36

    It's a sad day for the Lizard People.

  37. 37

    Ha Ha Ha!!! The GOP has spent millions trying to keep the rightful winner, Franken, from taking his place in the Senate. Keep on spending that cash GOP. Between this and Sarah Palin's wardrobe they are proving why the country is in such financial trouble.

  38. 38

    Re: BennyScrap
    Ha ha ha ha. Hee hee hee. Yes, tell me again that I am the idiot. Ha ha ho ho. You are cute as a button, a little conservative douchebag button. Now go watch Fox News!

  39. 39

    Re: sweetiebird – Again the idiotic response of making everything out to be red or blue. You do realize that there are more than just two opinions to be had, right? Probably not. You view the world in black and white. How sad it must be to be you…

  40. 40

    Coleman just needs to get over himself! He freaking lost. I'm tired of watching the news every night talking about the senate race! Ugh! I'm sick and tired of their baby whining! It's like high school all over again!

  41. 41

    you go Al
    yay for Minnesota for voting in such a liberal

  42. 42

    ~~~~~~~~~HE's A SLUG !!!!!!!!!!!

  43. 43

    i swear, at this rate we won't have our senator until it's election time again. coleman just needs to back down already. he lost. time for fake horse teeth to move on.

  44. 44

    ~~~~ WANKER ! !

  45. 45

    I wish Al hadn't won. I might feel differently if just once I could see him take on an argument without making faces, calling names, or going all sarcastic. Come to think of it though, that's how most liberals argue.

    I hope Norm wins on appeal.

  46. 46

    Re: sweetiebird

    Not all conservatives like Rush Limbaugh. Listen to Jason Lewis. Now *there's* a man I can respect.

  47. 47

    Re: buck – HEY IT'S BUCK THE FUCK!