The state Canvassing Board is expected to declare today that Al Franken received the most votes in Minnesota’s election for a U.S. Senate seat, but those final results are sure to be challenged in the courts. Franken reportedly had a 225-vote lead after last weekend’s count of some absentee ballots.
If Franken’s win holds up, he will become the new senator the right wing loves to hate. That’s because Franken’s confrontational style makes him the “perfect right-wing punching bag,” according to The Week, and because the GOP will consider Franken’s win tainted and illegitimate.
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