So at this point Coleman is left to appeal to get more votes put in from his campaign's list, under more lenient standards and a lower burden of proof -- the court rejected many of his submissions on the grounds that his legal team had failed to provide sufficient evidence -- and to prevent Franken from succeeding at this same game.
But other potential avenues of appeal -- the missing 133 ballots from the recount, which gave Franken a net +46 from the Election Night returns, or Coleman's claim that Franken gained about 100 votes from accidental double-counting of absentee ballots -- simply aren't enough, and they weren't enough before today, either.
For now, Franken won't be able to get a certificate of election. The court has to hand down a ruling, perhaps in the next week or two, declaring a winner in the race. And then a certificate can't be issued until at least after the state Supreme Court rules on the likely appeal. And then the question becomes whether GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty will issue a certificate, whether the state Supremes will order it, or a federal court would issue an injunction against it, etc.
Whatever form Coleman's litigation takes from here, expect the appeal to happen in some form in state and/or federal courts, and for the Senate GOP to fight any effort by Franken to be seated.