4/13/09

Franken Wins

...again. And not yet.
A Minnesota court confirmed Monday that Democrat Al Franken won the most votes in his 2008 Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman, who had already announced plans to appeal the decision.

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In addition to the appeal, Coleman can also initiate a new action on a federal level. Either side can appeal an eventual state Supreme Court decision to the U.S. Supreme Court or throw the disputed election before the U.S. Senate, which can judge the qualifications of its members.
On a superficial side note, isn't the headline--"Minn. Court Declares Franken Leading Vote-Getter"--a curious turn of phrase? In a democracy, don't we usually refer to the "leading vote-getter" as the winner?

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