The Minnesota Supreme Court refused to grant Al Franken a necessary certificate for Senate seating.
Wired PR News.com – The Supreme Court of Minnesota rejected a petition for Al Franken to be granted an election certificate for Senate seating. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Franken must wait until an ongoing lawsuit pertaining to absentee ballots that were allegedly rejected and uncounted without merit is settled. Franken won the Minnesota seat by 225 votes that have put him ahead of Republican opponent Norman Coleman.
Franken filed a lawsuit for an election certificate, which would have allowed him to be seated without awaiting resolution for Coleman’s suit. As noted by the AP, the suit to force Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty along with Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State, to sign the certificate, was rejected by the Minnesota high court, which said states were not required to administer those types of certificates before Congress convened.
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