The Gopher State MIGHT, just might have a new senator this afternoon. Comedian-cum-ideologue Al Franken appears to have beat-out Republican Norm Coleman by a slim 225 vote margin. The Coleman camp has indicated that they’re not done clamoring for the spot, indicating that they’ll most likely pursue legal action over some disputed absentee ballots that they claim haven’t been counted.
The race for the vacant senate seat has been the source of much controversy throughout the campaign and into the recount as accusations of corruption and ungentlemenliness has abounded. Given the strong Democrat turn-out in this election cycle, the seat holds unusually high importance to the agenda’s of both parties in the upcoming two years.
In retrospect, though, how could Minnesota not elect this guy: