Coleman Camp Announces Appeal; National Dems Call For Franken To Be Seated

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The Coleman campaign released this statement after the election court ruled that Al Franken won the election, making it clear that they’re appealing:

COLEMAN CAMPAIGN TO APPEAL, VOWS TO LEAVE NO VOTER BEHIND

Statement from Ben Ginsberg, legal spokesman for the Coleman for Senate campaign:

“More than 4,400 Minnesotans remain wrongly disenfranchised by this court’s order. The court’s ruling tonight is consistent with how they’ve ruled throughout this case but inconsistent with the Minnesota tradition of enfranchising voters. This order ignores the reality of what happened in the counties and cities on Election Day in terms of counting the votes. By its own terms, the court has included votes it has found to be ‘illegal’ in the contest to remain included in the final counts from Election Day, and equal protection and due process concerns have been ignored. For these reasons, we must appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court so that no voter is left behind.”

Meanwhile, the DSCC put out this statement that Franken should be allowed to get to work:

DSCC STATEMENT ON COURT UPHOLDING AL FRANKEN’S 2008 SENATE VICTORY

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released the following statement:

“The people of Minnesota have many reasons to be proud tonight, not the least of which is knowing they have one of the best election systems in the entire country. A thorough election contest upheld the result of a meticulous recount. Al Franken won the election, Al Franken won the recount, Al Franken won the contest, and now Al Franken should be allowed to get to work for the people of Minnesota.”

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