MPR's Elizabeth Baier and Elizabeth Stawicki reported Tuesday that Republican Norm ColemanÂ conceded the Minnesota Senate race, shortly after the Minnesota Supreme Court made public their unanimous decision in favor of Franken. The 5-0 ruling came after 30 days of deliberations, and seven months after ballots were initially cast. Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty signed the election certificate last night. Now, read an updated story about the events of today and the future of Franken and the U.S. Senate at mprnewsq.org, and add your comments here.
We've been following this story for quite a while now at MPR, through stories and blogging. What do you make of this outcome? Has the political process worked the way it should? What about the Supreme Court's ruling yesterday? Is it in due time, or long overdue?
Is Franken's election what you expected? Did it happen in the way you thought it would?
What should Senator-elect Al Frankenâ€™s priorities be? What will be his greatest challenges? What does his presence in the Senate mean for both the Dems and Repubs?
This is an open discussion, so you're welcome to link to your related Gather articles or other online resources. Your comments & articles may be quoted on http://minnesota.publicradio.org/your_voice/ or on mpr.org.
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