Al Franken to be declared winner in MN

Am I dreaming? Someone pinch me - or slap me in the face. There is no way I could have written that headline, is there?

It's true. The state of Minnesota is about to declare that a comedy writer, very bad actor, and screaming, hysterical partisan with a violent temper will be senator:

The canvassing board on Monday will say a recount determined Franken won by 225 votes, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie told CNN.

However, Coleman's campaign, which contends the recount should have included about 650 absentee ballots it says were improperly rejected in the initial count, has indicated it will challenge the certification.

Coleman campaign manager Cullen Sheehan said his team believes the recount process was broken and that "the numbers being reported will not be accurate or valid."

"The effort by the Franken campaign, supported by the secretary of state, to exclude improperly rejected absentee ballots is indefensible and disenfranchises hundreds of Minnesota voters," Sheehan said.

After the results are certified, Coleman's campaign will have seven days to file a challenge.

The important thing - from a Democratic point of view - is that they kept counting...and counting...and counting...and counting - except those 650 ballots that could help Coleman - until they got it RIGHT.

Now, aren't you glad the Democratic party is in charge of the government?


Am I dreaming? Someone pinch me - or slap me in the face. There is no way I could have written that headline, is there?

It's true. The state of Minnesota is about to declare that a comedy writer, very bad actor, and screaming, hysterical partisan with a violent temper will be senator:

The canvassing board on Monday will say a recount determined Franken won by 225 votes, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie told CNN.

However, Coleman's campaign, which contends the recount should have included about 650 absentee ballots it says were improperly rejected in the initial count, has indicated it will challenge the certification.

Coleman campaign manager Cullen Sheehan said his team believes the recount process was broken and that "the numbers being reported will not be accurate or valid."

"The effort by the Franken campaign, supported by the secretary of state, to exclude improperly rejected absentee ballots is indefensible and disenfranchises hundreds of Minnesota voters," Sheehan said.

After the results are certified, Coleman's campaign will have seven days to file a challenge.

The important thing - from a Democratic point of view - is that they kept counting...and counting...and counting...and counting - except those 650 ballots that could help Coleman - until they got it RIGHT.

Now, aren't you glad the Democratic party is in charge of the government?