People For the American Way

Minnesota Supreme Court Rules for Franken


Contact: Drew Courtney or Josh Glasstetter at People For the American Way


Phone Number: 202-467-4999

The Minnesota Supreme Court today rejected Norm Coleman’s challenge to the election results of the state’s 2008 race for the United States Senate. People For the American Way President Michael B. Keegan issued the following statement.

“It’s taken quite a while, but Senator Franken’s victory is now official. That’s good news for Minnesotans and for all of us. Governor Pawlenty has said he would certify the election results, and he should do so immediately.

“Senator Franken’s victory should finally put to rest GOP threats to filibuster this President Obama’s agenda. With any luck, Senate Republicans will take this opportunity to stop obstructing the important work that needs to get done for the country and actually start helping to get it done.”

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