Minn. Supreme Court denies Franken bid for election certificate


Al Franken really wants to be seated in the U.S. Senate, but he's going to have to wait it out. Just be patient everyone.

The Minnesota Supreme Court denied his request for an election certificate that would allow him to be seated while the recount trial was underway.

More from the Star Tribune:

The court said state law says a certificate of election cannot be issued until the state courts have finally decided an election. The court also said federal law did not require states to certify senators by the time a new term begins in January.

Moreover, it said the U.S. Senate could always seat Franken even without a certification.

The action came as attorneys argued motions in court, including a Franken motion to dimiss Coleman's case Coleman's team has argued in court that the recount, which gave Franken a 225-vote lead, was flawed and that hundreds of wrongly rejected absentee ballots should be tallied.

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