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Al Franken, Still Not a Senator

The most tedious exercise in election history continues: The Minnesota Supreme Court rejected Al Franken’s petition to be seated in the U.S. Senate while a lawsuit disputing the election is resolved. Franken still leads by 225 votes, but Norm Coleman is alleging that uncounted absentee ballots were wrongly rejected. Franken was suing to force Governor Tim Pawlenty and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie sign an election certificate.