WASHINGTON (AFP) — A three-judge panel ruled late on Monday that comedian Al Franken won election as a US Senator for Minnesota fairly in a vote last November, local media reported.
The ruling ends a three-month long trail which has seen Franken's 312 vote advantage questioned, but is unlikely to end the legal wrangling.
"The overwhelming weight of the evidence indicates that the Nov. 4, 2008, election was conducted fairly, impartially and accurately," the Star Tribune newspaper reported the panel as ruling.
They concluded Franken had "received the highest number of votes legally cast."
Ah, at last you say! No, not yet. The never-give-in Norm Coleman now wants to take it to the stat Supreme Court. Nice try, Norm, and you may as well kiss your political career good-bye.
Sixty Democratic votes in the Senate is really what 'it' is all about. Those R's just can't fact the fact that America rejected them way back in November.