A bill has been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature that would seat Al Franken in the US Senate temporarily, pending the outcome of the court challenge from Norm Coleman according to an article in yesterday’s Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.
In the mean time Franken is challenging before the Minnesota Supreme Court the interpretation of the state law, which the Governor and the Secretary of State say prevents them from signing the certificate of election while court challenges continue.
I’m a great fan of Franken’s political science works, such as Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot. My favorite Franken work is his 2005 book, The Truth, in which Franken mentions his future election to the Senate.
Articles in the news on the Franken / Coleman recount:
I hope it will end soon. But, I’ve read the GOP is investing heavily in Coleman’s coffers to keep the seat. Or, to at least keep it vacant.