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Al Franken Finally a Senator

The lovely state of Minnesota finally has its second senator: The five justices of the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday in favor of Al Franken in the state’s disputed Senate race. "Al Franken received the highest number of votes legally cast and is entitled [under Minnesota law] to receive the certificate of election as United States Senator from the State of Minnesota," the court wrote. In a press conference this afternoon, Coleman said "I will abide by the laws" and that he will not pursue the case in the Supreme Court. Governor Tim Pawlenty will sign the election certificate today. Democrats in the Senate will now have the 60 votes needed to overcome any Republican filibuster.