Updated: Minnesota court declares Franken winner in U.S. Senate race
Updated 6:30 p.m.
ST. PAUL - Al Franken won the U.S. Senate race and should be sent to Washington, a Minnesota three-judge panel ruled this evening.
However, even before the ruling, Norm Coleman pledged to appeal the expected loss to the state Supreme Court. And there is a good chance the loser at that level will appeal to the U.S. courts, meaning it still may be months before a new senator is seated.
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